The functions within the Office of Accounting Services consist of the overall monitoring and control of the Department’s accounting system. The Office is charged with the review of accounting processes and functions across the various programs within the Department. This also includes systems evaluations, security, and assignment to special projects. The Office oversees the processes related to Treasury’s Central Control Agency function.
- Director: Timothy Johnson
- Email: JohnsonT15@michigan.gov
- Phone: 517-335-4405
- Rachael Eubanks, State Treasurer
- Jeff Guilfoyle, Chief Deputy Treasurer
- Sally Durfee, Director
- Ann Good, Deputy Treasurer
- Jon Braeutigam, Chief Investment Officer
- Joyce Parker, Deputy Treasurer
- Glenn White, Deputy Treasurer
- Tax Policy
- Executive Operations
- Financial & Administrative Services
- State & Local Finance
- Tax Administration
The Bureau of Budget & Information Technology encompasses the Budget Division, Information Technology Business Integration Division and the Project Oversight Division. The Budget Division develops, controls, and monitors all phases of the budget process for the Department of Treasury. Processes involve preparation of the annual budget detail, serving as liaison to the State Budget Office, legislative fiscal staff and appropriation committees on budget enactment and monitoring and controlling expenditures. The Information Technology Business Integration Division (ITBID) is responsible for the oversight and direction of operations to upgrade, stabilize and enhance our integrated tax system. The Project Oversight Division (POD) deals with all other critical IT projects and oversees the department wide data governance process as part of the Governors Enterprise Information Management initiative. Both ITBID and POD are charged with implementing new critical IT projects for Treasury with a focus on the customer.
- Director: Richard Znidarsic
- Email: ZnidarsicR@michigan.gov
- Phone: 517-335-0996
The Office of Collections is the centralized collection agency for all overdue assessed taxes administered by the Michigan Department of Treasury and primarily delinquent, non-tax debts owed to State agencies. The Treasury Tax Divisions refer delinquent tax debts to the Office of Collections for billing and collection. In addition, other State agencies refer non-tax accounts for collection. The collection program consists of five major functions: maintenance of an accounts receivable database, bankruptcy claims, centralized collection, field operations, and oversight of the private collection agency contract.
- Director: Lynn Boyes
- Email: Coll-Admin@michigan.gov
- Phone: 517-636-5300
The Office of Departmental Services includes four sections that directly serve Department of Treasury staff as well as vendors, software developers, taxpayers and rightful owners of unclaimed property. The Office includes Facility, Mail and Data Operations; Forms, Documents and E-File Services; Purchasing; and Unclaimed Property.
- Director: Bruce Hanses
- Email: HansesB@michigan.gov
- Phone: 517-636-6434
The Office of Financial Services serves as the State's cashier for receiving remittances. The Office annually receives, processes, and deposits in the concentration account over two million checks from taxpayers and on behalf of State agencies. It processes, accounts for, and/or reconciles approximately $99.2 billion in receipts. The Office is responsible for managing the State Treasurer's bank accounts (currently 42 accounts) used by State agencies for banking services.
- Director: Andrew Boettcher
- Email: BoettcherA@michigan.gov
- Phone: 517-636-5400
The Bureau of Investments provides quality investment management services, professional expertise, and advice to the State Treasurer as fiduciary of the State of Michigan Retirement Systems and Michigan boards and agencies. The Bureau strives to provide consistent and cost-effective management of funds to achieve competitive investment returns that meet objectives within an acceptable level of risk for the benefit of employees, retirees, and citizens of the state of Michigan.
- CIO: Jon Braeutigam
- Email: BarrettL3@michigan.gov
- Phone: 517-335-5401
The Office of Legislative Affairs works with the state legislature and with internal treasury stakeholders to ensure that legislative initiatives are administrable and fit within the Governor’s policy objectives. The Office also actively advocates and implements the Governor’s tax and fiscal policy and aids in policy development. Lastly, the Office works with legislators to clarify and solve problems and provide information to policymakers to aid in decision making.
- Director: Rachel Richards
- Email: RichardsR2@michigan.gov
- Phone: 517-241-2788
The Bureau of Local Government Services is responsible for the administration and enforcement of state laws that implement provisions of the Michigan Constitution requiring taxation of real and tangible personal property; a uniform system of accounting and auditing for units of local government; and the preservation of the credit of the State. The Bureau is also responsible for the administration of the Public Act 436 of 2012, the Local Financial Stability and Choice Act; Public Acts 92 and 93 of 2014, the State Essential Services Assessment Act and the Alternative State Essential Services Act; Public Act 243 of 1980, the Emergency Municipal Loan Act and Public Acts 109-113 of 2015, the Revised School Code and the State School Aid Act, which provide early warning and technical assistance to Michigan school districts.
- Director: Heather Frick
- Email: State-Tax-Commission@michigan.gov
- Phone: 517-335-4141
The Office of Privacy and Security (OPS) establishes policies and enforces practices to ensure the privacy, confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information collected, used, and retained by the Department through prevention, detection, and enforcement practices in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, standards and industry best practices. The OPS administers the disclosure provisions of the Revenue Act, Internal Revenue Code 6103 and other applicable laws for securing and protecting confidential information of the Department.
The Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis (ORTA) is responsible for preparing the official Michigan economic and revenue forecasts, which the State Treasurer, State Budget Director and the Governor use to formulate the administration’s tax and budget policy. ORTA is also responsible for providing economic and revenue forecasts for the administration’s participation in the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conferences. Michigan state government levies approximately 5,000 separate taxes, fees and other revenue charges that need to be projected to prepare the annual executive budget.
- Director: Eric Bussis
- Email: TreasORTA@michigan.gov
- Phone: 517-335-7484
The Office of Postsecondary Financial Planning (MI Student Aid) is Michigan’s go-to resource for student financial aid. Through the administration of college savings programs, scholarships, grants, and student loan repayment programs, MI Student Aid assists Michigan students and families with information and resources that help make college Accessible, Affordable, and Achievable.
- Director: Anne Wohlfert
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 517-335-7342
The purpose of the Tax Compliance Bureau (TCB) is to increase compliance with the State of Michigan tax statutes while concurrently providing improved customer service by effectively managing the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. TCB combines an audit function along with discovery and tax enforcement functions and is comprised of four divisions, which include Field Audit 1, Field Audit 2, Discovery and Tax Enforcement and Operations.
- Director: Kathy Debien
- Email: Treas-Tax-Compliance@michigan.gov
- Phone: 517-636-4200
The Bureau of Tax Policy includes the Tax Policy and Hearings Divisions and primarily works to: develop and coordinate the Department’s tax policies to assure correct and uniform application of the tax laws; provide written guidance to taxpayers; analyze tax legislation and provide support to Department’s legislative liaison; provide legal research on tax policy matters; administer the informal conference process under the Revenue Act; provide litigation support for the Attorney General on tax matters; and conduct appeals of Principal Residence Exemption claim denials. The Bureau of Tax Policy also includes Tribal Affairs, which coordinates activity related to federally-recognized Indian tribes on behalf of the Department of Treasury.
- Director: Lance Wilkinson
- Email: Treas_Tax_Policy@michigan.gov
- Phone: 517-335-7477
The Tax Administration Services Bureau is responsible for the process and review of all major Michigan tax returns and related forms. Each year, over 8 million individual and business tax returns are received and processed by the Bureau. The major taxes processed include the Corporate Income tax (CIT), Individual Income tax (IIT), Sales, Use, and Withholding (SUW) taxes, Tobacco tax, Motor Fuel related taxes, Health Insurance Claims Assessment (HICA) and the Michigan Business tax (MBT). The Bureau also processes City of Detroit Corporate, Withholding, Partnership, Estate and Trust tax returns.
- Director: Scott Lonberger
- Email: LonbergerS@michigan.gov
- Phone: 517-636-4280
The Michigan Bureau of Lottery's mission is to maximize net revenues to supplement state education programs, provide fun and entertaining games of chance and to operate all games and bureau functions with nothing less than total integrity.
- Commissioner: Brian Neill
- Email: MILottery@michigan.gov
- Phone: 517-335-5600
The Michigan Gaming Control Board serves Michigan citizens by licensing and regulating commercial casinos in Detroit, their suppliers and employees, regulating pari-mutuel horse racing, licensing and regulating "millionaire party" charitable gaming and overseeing Native American casinos' compliance with State-Tribal Compact provisions.
- Director: Richard Kalm
- Email: MGCBweb@michigan.gov
- Phone: 313-456-4100