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Filing Deadlines

  • Monthly Tobacco Tax returns are due on the 20th of each month following the reporting period.

    If the 20th of the month falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the next business day shall be considered the due date. If payment is not postmarked or received in our office by the due date, penalty and interest charges may be assessed based on provisions of the Michigan Revenue Act MCL 205.24. Check with your financial institution about their specific ACH requirements, since some banks require the ACH debit order by 4:00 PM on the business day before the due date in order to ACH transfer the funds on the due date.

    Escrow Deposits made by Non-Participating Manufacturers as required by PA 244 of 1999 are due on April 15th and form 3762 - Certificate of Compliance are due April 30th each year.

    Equity assessment prepayments from Non-Participating Manufacturers as required by PA 327 of 1993, as amended, are due by March 1st of each year or before a new non-participating manufacturer commences selling cigarettes or roll-your-own tobacco in Michigan. For more information view P A 285 of 2003.

  • It's a crime to purchase cigarette's and other tobacco products by mail, over the internet, or in any other way unless the seller is properly licensed by the State of Michigan and each cigarette pack is affixed with a Michigan tobacco stamp. Violations are punishable by up to five years imprisonment, along with seizures of assets from anyone possessing illegally purchased cigarettes.

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