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

0%

Local Rates Apply to Use Tax

N/A

CLICK-THROUGH NEXUS

10/1/2015

AFFILIATE NEXUS

10/1/2015

ECONOMIC NEXUS

10/1/2018see state notice

Status

Inactive

Amnesty Filing Dates

May 15, 2011 - June 30, 2011

Go to Michigan Amnesty Page
AMNESTY INCLUSION PERIODS

Taxes due prior to January 1, 2010.

TAX TYPES AND CONDITIONS

All state taxes administered through the Revenue Act.

AMNESTY BENEFITS

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Michigan Creates Tax Dispute Resolution Program

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

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.

Multistate Tax Commission Announces Tax Amnesty Program for Online Sellers

The MTC organized a tax amnesty program for online sellers, running from August 17 to November 1, 2017. The voluntary disclosure program allowed sellers to start remitting sales tax on future sales without penalty or liability for unpaid, prior accumulated sales tax in 25 participating states.

No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2017 Introduced

Under the proposed House bill, a state may tax or regulate a person’s activity in interstate commerce only when the person is physically present in the state during the period in which the tax or regulation is imposed.

Congress Introduces Marketplace Fairness Act of 2017 and Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2017

Introduced on April 27, 2017, the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2017, if enacted, would authorize states meeting certain requirements to require remote sellers that do not meet a small seller exception to collect their state and local sales and use taxes.

Michigan Enacts Sales Tax Exemption for Vehicle Core Charge

Effective January 1, 2017, credits for the core charge attributable to a recycling fee, deposit, or disposal fee for a motor vehicle or recreational vehicle part or battery are excluded from Michigan’s definition of “sales price.”

Services Provided by Medicaid Managed Care Organizations Not Subject to Use Tax in Michigan After December 31, 2016

Michigan enacted legislation stating that medical services provided by Medicaid managed care organizations are no longer subject to use tax after December 31, 2016.

Michigan Announces Non-Acquiescence to Industrial Processing Decision

The Michigan Department of Treasury will not follow the decision of Central Michigan Cementing Services LLC v. Depart of Treasury, an industrial processing case, in similar circumstances for other taxpayers.

Digital Goods Not Subject to Sales Tax in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Treasury clarified that sales of digital goods, including e-books, podcasts, electronic music, and telephone ringtones, are not subject to Michigan sales tax.

Online Sales Simplification Act of 2016 Discussion Draft is Introduced

The proposed legislation would implement a “hybrid origin” approach for remote sales. States could impose sales tax on remote sales if the origin state participates in a clearinghouse.

No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2016 Introduced

Taking the opposite approach of the Marketplace Fairness Act and Remote Transactions Parity Act, the proposed bill would limit the ability of states to require remote sellers to collect use tax. However, the bill failed to pass.

Congress Approves Permanent Extension of Internet Tax Freedom Act

Congress approved a permanent extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act, signed into law by the President 02/24/16. More…

Michigan Clarifies Policy on Taxability of Cloud Computing

Michigan clarified its policy on the taxability of cloud computing. More…