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.

Your Guide to Sales Tax in the Midwest

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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 Enacts Marketplace Nexus Legislation

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

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 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

This blog post will explore three recent Midwestern state tax updates that could have a big impact – positive or negative – on your business.

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.

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.

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.

House Introduces Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2015

U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2015 on 06/15/15. More…

Senate Introduces Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015

On March 10, 2015, a bipartisan group of senators introduced the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015.

Michigan Enacts Click-Through and Affiliate Nexus Provisions

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation that enacts affiliate and click-through nexus provisions, effective October 1, 2015.

Federal Government Introduces New Remote Seller Bill

The federal Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 was introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate on February 14, 2013.

SSTP registration does not create Michigan nexus.

With the passage of House Bill No. 5504, the Michigan legislature has established that registration under the multistate streamlined sales and use tax agreement does not create nexus with the state and would not be considered in determining whether nexus…