Michigan Sales Tax

On this page you will find handy sales and use tax information about Michigan.

How to use this page:

We’ve pulled in the information from all our Charts for a consolidated view by state.  Here you can see the sales tax rates and if the state has remote seller nexus rules. You can also see any sales tax holidays or amnesty programs that may exist, though these do not apply to all states.

Below the chart you can find any News & Tip item we have published that relates to Michigan that you can filter by topic. This will help you get informed on current and past legislation that has passed in the state.

State Rate

6.000% The state has reduced rates for sales of certain types of items.

Range of Local Rates


Local Rates Apply to Use Tax







10/1/2018see state notice





Amnesty Filing Dates

May 15, 2011 - June 30, 2011

Go to Michigan Amnesty Page

Taxes due prior to January 1, 2010.


All state taxes administered through the Revenue Act.


Civil and criminal penalties waived; any liability found due after amnesty subject to additional 20% penalty.

Administration Information
Streamlined Sales Tax Status

Full Member


1 Sales Tax Jurisdiction



Sales Tax Sourcing (Intrastate)


Sales Tax Return Due Date

The 20th of the month following the reporting period

Exemption Information

Michigan Resale Certificate


Product types of exemptions: Agriculture, Industrial Processing, Rolling Stock, Qualified Data Centers


Entity types of exemptions: 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations; churches; hospitals; schools; government


Michigan Exemption Certificate Forms

State Links
History & Fun Facts

  • The Michigan General Sales Tax Act took effect June 28, 1933. Sales for resale, government purchases, and isolated sales were exemptions originally included in the Act. Michigan use tax was enacted four years later, effective October 29, 1937.
  • A Michigan sales tax increase from 3 to 4 percent was approved by voters in 1960 effective in 1961. In 1994, voters approved a constitutional amendment to increase the sales and use tax rate as part of a school finance reform package. An additional 2 percent was added for a total state-wide rate of 6 percent, where the rate stands today.

  • The Michigan Department of Treasury has indicated that it utilizes a three-factor test to make a determination of whether property qualifies as tangible personal property or real property for purposes of sales and use tax.

Michigan Court of Appeals: Recycling machines do not qualify for Industrial Processing Exemption

A Michigan Court of Appeals on July 21, 2022 upheld a ruling that the seller of recycling machines did not qualify for the state’s industrial processing exemption.

Michigan Guidance on Prepared Food

On March 31, 2022, a Revenue Administration Bulletin was issued by the Michigan Department of Treasury explaining how sales and use tax will be handled on prepared foods and cooked meals.

Michigan Simplifies Taxation of Heavy Equipment Rentals

Michigan simplified their taxation of heavy equipment rentals by exempting these rentals from personal property tax and imposing a 2 percent excise tax on rental transactions of heavy equipment.

Retailer Exempt from Mail Tax in Michigan

Michigan Court upheld that Bed Bath & Beyond is not responsible for paying use tax on certain marketing materials that were mailed to state residents because the responsibility was given to an out-of-state marketing agency.

State Notices & Resources for Remote Sellers

Use this state by state guide to find each state\’s initial guidance on how to proceed post-Wayfair, state resources such as FAQs, and any state activity such as going through a legislative process that impacts remote sellers.

Economic Nexus State by State Chart

Key information such as effective dates, thresholds, and includable sales for out-of-state sellers making sales into states that have enacted economic nexus legislation both before and after the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision.

Michigan Appeals Court Upholds Ruling that Direct Mail Advertising Mailed to Customers in State Not Subject to Use Tax

The Michigan Court of Appeals handed down a ruling on July 8, 2021 affirming a lower court decision that use tax is not due by a retailer on advertising materials shipped to Michigan customers by an out of state direct mail company.

Michigan Holds that Recycling Machines Qualify for Industrial Processing Exemption

Michigan held that sales of container recycling machines qualify for the state’s sales and use tax exemption on machinery used in industrial processing.

Medical Instruments Shipped with Tangible Personal Property Subject to Use Tax in Michigan

Michigan held that an out-of-state manufacturer of orthopedic implants was subject to use tax on medical instruments that it provides in conjunction with sales of the implants.

Lawn Care Company Does Not Qualify for Michigan Agricultural Exemption

A company that provides lawn and ornament plant care services did not qualify for Michigan’s agricultural exemption.

Sellers May Be Contacted About Other Taxes Under New Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board Rule

Sellers registered through SSTP may be contacted about other taxes in the member states where they register with the SSTP.

Michigan Enacts Marketplace Nexus Legislation

Michigan has enacted new tax remittance requirements for marketplace facilitators, effective January 1, 2020.

Michigan Announces New Form for Customer Refund Requests

Effective January 1, 2019, customers seeking sales tax refunds from the Michigan Department of Treasury must use a new form.

October 1, 2018 Remote Seller Deadline for Multiple States

The October 1, 2018 remote seller compliance deadline is approaching for a number of states. Click on the links below for our previous news items with more details. Alabama Enacts Economic Nexus Provision Illinois Enacts Economic Nexus Legislation Indiana Enacts…

House Introduces Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2018

On September 13, 2018, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and additional U.S. House members introduced the Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2018.

Michigan Warns Taxpayers of Tax Application Scam

The Michigan Attorney General has issued a consumer alert warning taxpayers of a scam that involves a company offering sales tax application processing.

Michigan to Require Remote Seller Sales Tax Collection

Michigan will require remote sellers to register and collect sales tax if they meet the state’s economic nexus standard, effective October 1, 2018.

Remote Seller Resources

Comprehensive list of resources for remote sellers following the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision – including state notices, videos, articles, training opportunities, and more.

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision In South Dakota v. Wayfair

On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, ruling in favor of South Dakota and overturning Quill’s physical presence rule.

Midwest State Tax Updates You May Have Missed

In sales tax, legislative updates and law changes are a constant. It is virtually impossible to keep up with all of the changes taking place in the states where you conduct business, especially if there are more than one. But…

South Dakota v. Wayfair Analysis & Predictions: Sales Tax Experts Weigh-In

Sales tax experts lend their insight into and predictions for one of the most important U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding sales tax in decades, South Dakota v. Wayfair.

Multistate Tax Commission Updates Its Uniform Sales & Use Tax Exemption Certificate

The Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) revised its Multijurisdictional Uniform Sales & Use Tax Exemption/Resale Certificate on January 22, 2018 to reflect two state changes.

Record Number of Sellers Participate in 2017 MTC Amnesty Program

The volume of applicants for the 2017 online marketplace seller tax amnesty program overwhelmed the Multistate Tax Commission.

Michigan Creates Tax Dispute Resolution Program

Michigan enacted legislation to create a tax dispute resolution program, effective December 28, 2017.