Aug. 20, 2020
Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding taxpayers affected by the Midland area flooding that state tax assistance is available to disaster survivors.
Individual and business taxpayers who reside in Arenac, Gladwin, Iosco, Midland and Saginaw counties now have additional time to file state tax returns, with penalties and interest waived. The five counties were severely affected by flooding in May, impacting homes, businesses and public facilities and infrastructure.
“A disaster can be devastating both personally and financially,” said Deputy State Treasurer Glenn White, who oversees Treasury’s Tax Administration programs. “By postponing state tax filing and payment deadlines, disaster survivors will have more time to focus on recovering and getting their lives back to a sense of normalcy.”
Affected taxpayers can write to Treasury to request disaster-related tax relief. When writing, the following must be included in the correspondence:
Taxpayers should send the completed correspondence to the following address:
Michigan Department of Treasury
Attn: Disaster Tax Relief
Lansing, Michigan 48922
Some taxpayers may receive a preliminary assessment notice before a tax relief request is formally received by Treasury. Taxpayers within the disaster areas who receive these notices should contact Treasury to resolve.
Individuals with questions related to disaster tax assistance should contact Treasury through the Treasury Self-Service website. Businesses with questions should inquire through self-service options using Michigan Treasury Online.
To learn more about Michigan’s tax system, go to www.michigan.gov/taxes.