Business Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Payments

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IMPORTANT NOTICE


Effective May, 20, 2015, the State of Michigan Electronic Payment System Payconnexions website link and Interactive Voice Response System (IVR) for Sales, Use and Withholding Taxes (SUW) will be disabled. All future Sales, Use and Withholding payments should be made online with our Michigan Treasury Online Website.

This information only applies to accounts registered to electronically pay taxes using the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Debit method. EFT Credit filers will continue to make their payments as normal.


Accelerated Sales and Use Tax Filing Requirements

  • Effective January 1, 2014, Public Act 458 of 2012 changed the accelerated sales and use tax filing requirements to include a reduction in the number of prepayments required each month, as well as, changed the prepayment calculation. Accelerated filing instruction updates will be provided at www.michigan.gov/biztaxpayments

Certain financial institution account numbers used for EFT credit payments have changed for tax year 2015 and forward.

Please view the Updated 2015 EFT Credit Instructions for Michigan Business Taxes and go to Appendix A (pg. 4) of the instructions to determine if the tax type you are making an EFT credit for in tax year 2015 has an updated financial institution account number.

EFT Debit payments for business taxes are now available online. If you are a debit filer with a valid user code and password, click this Online Michigan Automated Tax Payment System link to begin.

The Michigan Department of Treasury accepts Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) as a method for paying certain business taxes. EFT is a safe and efficient process for making tax payments. All transactions are governed by strict, nationally established rules, regulations and security procedures and occur between financial institutions only at your request.

As a result of changes to business tax processing, including expansion of services offered through Michigan Treasury Online (MTO), new Debit Block Identification Numbers (Company ID Numbers) have been implemented for tax years 2015 and beyond.  Company ID numbers for return periods prior to January 2015 remain unchanged.  Below is a list of Company ID Numbers by tax type, tax year and/or channel:

  • Sales, Use, Use Purchases and Withholding Taxes
    2014 tax year and prior - 9000000103
    2015 tax year and beyond via MTO - 9037133001
  • Michigan Business Tax, Flow Through Withholding, Corporate Income Tax
    Payment via the Online Michigan Automated Tax Payment System - 90000000103
    Payment via MTO's Fast Pay - 9037133001
  • Streamlined Sales Tax
    2014 tax year and prior - 9659083002
    2015 tax year and beyond - 9244842701
  • Bulk E-file 
    2015 tax year and beyond - 9244842702

 

Benefits of EFT

  • Payments can be scheduled in advance.
  • Tax payments are made on the day you specify.
  • No risk of payments getting lost.
  • Transactions are secure and confidential.

The following business taxes can be paid by EFT

  • Withholding Tax
  • Michigan Business Tax Estimate
  • Michigan Business Tax Annual
  • Michigan Business Tax Extension
  • SBT Annual Return (C-8000 or C-8044)
  • Sales Tax
  • Use Tax on Sales and Rentals
  • Use Tax on Purchases
  • Motor Fuels
  • IFTA Motor Carrier
  • Bill for Taxes Due. If you received a Bill for Taxes Due and want to make payment by EFT, please contact the Collection Division at 517-636-5265 for more information about paying your delinquent taxes by EFT.
  • Tobacco
  • 911
  • Health Insurance Claims Assessment

Two ways to make EFT payments

1. EFT Credit:

Taxpayers contact the bank to initiate tax payments and transfer funds to the State. Some banks may charge a fee for EFT Credit.

To make payments by EFT Credit, complete and submit one of the following forms to Treasury. You will receive an approval letter and instructions on how to notify the bank to set up the account for EFT Credit filing.

2. EFT Debit :

Taxpayers can schedule their tax payments up to 90 days in advance through the Michigan Automated Tax Payment System . There is no cost when making payments by EFT Debit.

EFT Debit transactions will be ineligible for EFT if the bank account used for the electronic debit is funded or otherwise associated with a foreign bank account to the extent that the payment transaction would qualify as an International ACH Transaction (IAT) under NACHA Rules. Contact your bank for questions about the status of your bank account.

To make payments by EFT Debit, complete and submit to Treasury the appropriate application provided below. You will receive a letter and instructions on how to complete and submit EFT Debit payments.

Mail your completed application to the address shown on the form or fax to 517-636-4356. Please allow 4 weeks for processing.