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Sales and Use Tax Information

What Are Sales and Use Taxes?

Sales Tax

Individuals or businesses that sell tangible personal property to the final consumer are required to remit a 6% sales tax on the total price (including shipping and handling charges) of their taxable retail sales to the State of Michigan. Sales of electricity, natural or artificial gas and home heating fuels for residential use are taxed at a 4% rate. Michigan does not allow city or local units to impose sales tax.

Use Tax

Use tax is a companion tax to sales tax. Use tax of 6% must be paid to the State of Michigan on the total price (including shipping and handling charges) of all taxable items brought into Michigan or purchases through the internet, by mail or by phone from out-of-state retailers that do not collect and remit sales or use tax from their customers. Credit is given for tax paid to another state. Use tax is also applied to certain services such as telecommunications and hotel/motel accommodations. Michigan does not allow city or local units to impose use tax.