Skip Navigation
Treasury LogoMichigan.gov, Official Portal for the State of Michigan
Michigan.gov Home
close print view

Michigan's New Motor Fuel Act Paves a New Road

Contact: Terry Stanton (517) 335-1356

March 20, 2001

Individuals and businesses affected by changes in the law all too often discover those changes after the law has taken effect. However, in a bold joint venture, the Department of Treasury has worked with the motor fuel industry for the past two years to cooperatively rewrite the Motor Fuel Tax Act. The old law was needlessly complex and, consequently, difficult to understand. The new law is a comprehensive new act that implements a dyed fuel program modeled on the federal program, simplifies reporting and compliance procedures, and provides for enforcement and penalties for noncompliance.

The cooperative venture did not end with the passage of the Motor Fuel Tax Act last year, but continues with the joint effort of industry and the department to provide training to those who will be impacted by the new law.

"From the beginning, Treasury has worked diligently with industry representatives to draft the Motor Fuel Tax legislation," said State Treasurer Mark A. Murray. "We will continue to work closely with the business community to ensure that all affected parties receive the training they need."

"This has been a terrific example of all the good that can come from government and industry working together," added Mark Griffin, President of the Michigan Petroleum Association/Michigan Association of Convenience Stores (MPA/MACS).

Working with MPA/MACS and the Service Station Dealers of Michigan, the Department will provide free training to members of the regulated community throughout the state to explain changes in the law, discuss the impact of the law on suppliers, wholesalers, and retailers, and walk through the new forms and instructions. The following is the schedule of the training sessions:

March 20, 2001 Holiday Inn, Marquette

March 21, 2001 Holiday Inn, Gaylord

March 26, 2001 Novi Hilton, Novi

March 28, 2001 Holiday Inn, Kalamazoo

March 30, 2001 Holiday Inn, Lansing

On each of these dates, training will be from 9 a.m. to noon, with a question and answer period from 1 p.m. to 3:00. For more information on Motor Fuel Tax Act training, contact Mimi VanGoor at: (517) 373-3011.

 

Related Content
 •  Transition to Local Control Continues in Pontiac
 •  April 15th is Tax Day
 •  Gov. Snyder determines financial emergency in Lincoln Park
 •  Michigan Finance Authority Issues $150 Million in Bonds for School Loan Revolving Fund
 •  529 College Savings Accounts Reach Record Levels in 2013
 •  Review Team Finds ?Financial Emergency' in City of Lincoln Park
 •  Strategic Fund Bond Issue Receives Strong Investor Demand
 •  Competitive Grant Assistance Program Grants Awarded
 •  Income Tax returns due in two weeks
 •  Unclaimed Property Auction Set For this Weekend
 •  Gov. Snyder confirms financial emergency in Royal Oak Township
 •  Internet Shoppers Reminded to Report Use Tax on MI 1040 Tax Return
 •  ELB Approves Sale of Surplus DPS Property
 •  Review team appointed to examine Lincoln Park finances
 •  Gov. Snyder determines financial emergencies in Royal Oak Township, city of Highland Park
 •  Review Teams Finds 'Financial Emergencies' in Royal Oak Township and City of Highland Park
 •  Administration, Fiscal Agencies Reach Revenue Consensus for Remainder of Fiscal Year 2014, FYs '15 and '16
 •  Disabled Veterans Reminded to Contact Local Municipality to Qualify for Property Tax Exemption
 •  Review teams appointed to examine finances of City of Highland Park and Royal Oak Township
 •  Cyber Shoppers Reminded to Keep Receipts and Report Use Tax on MI 1040 Tax Return
QR code

Michigan.gov Home
Michigan NewsMichigan.gov Survey

Copyright © 2001-2014 State of Michigan