State of Michigan Reviewing April 15th Tax Deadline

March 26, 2020

Last week the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.  The question on the minds of many businesses and tax professionals is: When will the state follow suit?

As CPA’s and accountants know, you cannot complete you state tax filings until your federal tax filings are finished.  The federal government’s extension is not helpful unless the State pushes back their filing deadline as well. 

The Michigan Chamber has been in touch with the Michigan Department of Treasury to urge them to push back the filing AND PAYMENT deadline to July 15th, just like the federal government did.  Additionally, the Department needs to address the filing of amended returns running up against the statute of limitations.

The Michigan Chamber is also urging the Department to force uniform tax treatment amongst all local municipalities who levy a city income tax.  City’s who levy a local income tax are all over the map on how they are handling an extension. 

Lastly, the Michigan Chamber is asking the Department to keep in mind the May 31st property tax deadline. 

For more information on tax deadlines please contact Dan Papineau at dpapineau@michamber.com