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Employer Withholding Tax

About the City Employer Withholding Tax

The Michigan Department of Treasury began processing returns and associated payments in 2017 on behalf of the City of Detroit for the 2017 tax year. Beginning with the 2017 tax year, all returns and payments must be sent to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

Due Dates

Monthly returns: Forms and payments (if applicable) are due on the 15th day of the month following the month in which the tax was withheld.

Quarterly returns: Forms and payments (if applicable) are due on the 15th day of the month following each quarter. 

Annual Reconciliation returnsForms and payments (if applicable) are due on the last day of February following the tax year end.
 

Note: If the due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the due date is the next business day. 

Return Filing Options

ElectronicReturns can be electronically sent to Treasury using approved tax preparation software. Visit Mifastfile.org and select Sales, Use & Withholding-City Withholding for additional information

Paper: Returns may also be sent by mail. Visit the Employer Withholding Tax Forms page to select the applicable forms for the appropriate tax year.