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Public Act 4 of 2023 - Retirement State Tax Changes
Public Act (PA) 4 of 2023 (formerly House Bill 4001 of 2023), was recently signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The bill did not receive sufficient votes for immediate effect; thus, it won’t be effective until 90 days after the sine die adjournment, meaning 90 days after the adjournment of the current legislative session. We expect the session will adjourn around the end of the calendar year, so if that is the case the law will likely take effect sometime in March 2024.
PA 4 of 2023 amends the Income Tax Act of 1967 to allow all retired members of the Michigan State Police Retirement System (SPRS) who receive a pension to be exempt from state income tax beginning with the 2023 tax year.
Retirees who want to use the limits of the new law should file their 2023 tax return after the law’s effective date. If filing prior to the law’s effective date, an amended return can be filed after PA 4 of 2023 takes effect.
The Office of Retirement Services will continue to evaluate what the new law means for our members. Please consult a tax professional regarding any questions you may have. For direct information, you can review the full law here. You may want to go here if you want to know the exact language used in PA 4 of 2023.
The Michigan Office of Retirement Services (ORS) is not offering office visits. You can access the information and services you may need using these resources:
- miAccount is the fastest way to access and make changes to your account. When you log in, you have secure access to your account information, Message Board, and more.
- The Forms and Publications section of our website contains resources for those actively employed or retired.
- The prerecorded online presentation provides valuable information regarding your retirement options at your convenience.
- ORS has installed a drop box in the lobby of the Stevens T. Mason Building, 530 W. Allegan St. in Lansing, for those who want to deliver forms or documents. The drop box is available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time. Envelopes are provided at the box to avoid loose papers or documents from being separated.
- Use these resources when you need to contact ORS.
Should office visit availability change, we will provide updated information on our website.
Our new look online
Our website is getting a new look. As part of a project to modernize websites for all State of Michigan executive branch departments, we will be launching a new website in the coming weeks. The site will look a little different and you will need to update your bookmarks, if you have them, but the same services and content will still be available. For more details on the statewide project, check out Michigan.gov/WebsiteUpdate.
Published on March 2, 2022
miAccount begins using MiLogin on Nov. 20
Beginning on Nov. 20, the Michigan Office of Retirement Services (ORS) adopted the State of Michigan single sign-on standard, MiLogin, for miAccount. MiLogin is the same gateway used for other State of Michigan applications like renewing your license plate tags with the secretary of state or filing an unemployment claim.
This new standard requires authentication before you can log in to miAccount. It also provides stronger security for your personal information, including multifactor authentication (MFA). You will be able to set your preferences in MiLogin to complete the MFA process with a text or call to the phone number on your account.
While the migration process is generally pretty straightforward there are some things you need to know before starting. Please also find the additional tools below.
To use MiLogin you will need:
- A user ID that is unique within MiLogin.
If your miAccount user name is already in use by someone else who uses MiLogin, you will need to create a new user ID for MiLogin.
- An email address that is unique to you.
If you and your spouse share an email address, create a new unique email address with your email provider.
- A phone number that you can respond to during MiLogin registration.
You will receive a text message or call to a phone number during your MiLogin registration. When asked for your phone number during the MiLogin registration, supply a phone number where you can be reached within the next five minutes.
- If you are a retiree, the net amount of your last pension payment.
In miAccount, you will be asked to verify information about your account. If you are a retiree, you will be asked to supply the net amount of your last pension payment. The payment amount must be entered without a dollar sign or comma. If your last net pension payment amount was $1,234.56 you will enter 1234.56. You can find your net pension payment amount on your most recent bank statement. If your pension is deposited into more than one account, you will need to add up the amounts and then enter the total net amount.
Revised on Dec. 6, 2021