File and Pay My Return

Detroit Individual Income Tax


File and pay an e-filed return

  1. E-file your return through an approved online software company.
  2. Mail form 5122, City Income Tax E-file Payment Voucher (City-V) with your payment after you e-file your City of Detroit Income Tax Return. Do not use this voucher to make any other payments to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

Make your check payable to the “State of Michigan - Detroit”. Print “2015 CITY-V” and the last four digits of your Social Security number on the check. If paying on behalf of another filer, write the filer’s name and the last four digits of the filer’s Social Security number on the check. For accurate processing of your payment, do not combine this payment with any other payments.

Place both items separately in an envelope and mail to:

Michigan Department of Treasury

P.O. Box 30738

Lansing, MI 48909

 

File and pay a paper return

  1. Complete the applicable forms to be submitted by mail. For your convenience, fillable forms are available on the Forms and Instructions page. 
  2. Submit your return by mail.

For a tax due return, make your check payable to the “State of Michigan - Detroit” and print the last four digits of your Social Security number on the check.

Place both items separately in an envelope and mail to:

Michigan Department of Treasury

Lansing, MI 48929


Any return reflecting a refund, credit, or no amount due should be mailed to:

Michigan Department of Treasury

Lansing, MI  48956


Payment Information

Payment of your 2015 tax due must be received on or before April 18, 2016. If payment is late, penalty and interest will be added to your tax due and will continue to accrue until the amount is paid in full. If your check is returned as unpaid, you may receive a billing for an additional penalty. See below for additional information regarding penalty and interest as well as instruction on making your payment.

Late Payments

Penalty accrues monthly at one percent of the tax due, and increases by an additional one percent per month, or fraction thereof (e.g., penalty on a $500 tax due will be $30 if the tax is unpaid for six months). The interest rate is 1 percent above the adjusted prime rate and is adjusted on January 1 and July 1 of each year. Interest is charged from the original due date of the return to the date the balance of the tax is paid. The interest rate through June 30, 2016 is 4.25 percent annually (.0001161 daily rate). For interest rates after June 30, 2016 visit www.michigan.gov/citytax or call 517-636-5829.