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Treasury: Less Than a Week Left to Claim Home Heating Credit

Qualified homeowners or renters have less than a week to apply for Michigan’s Home Heating Credit, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

Low-income, deaf, disabled or blind persons, disabled veterans and senior citizens may qualify for the credit to help pay their energy bills. Applicants do not need to file a Michigan income tax return to get the Home Heating Credit.

All applications for the credit must be received on or before Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.

“Time is running out to apply for this year’s Home Heating Credit,” State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks said. “This important tax credit can provide some relief as we move into the fall heating season, leaving more money available for other critical needs. If you haven’t already claimed the credit and are eligible to do so, please do not wait to apply.”

The state Treasury Department has been processing Home Heating Credit applications since late January 2022. To date, the average credit is $253, for a total of more than $52 million paid out through the end of August.

The Home Heating Credit (MI-1040CR-7) form can be obtained at www.michigan.gov/taxes. Additional information about the credit can be found on the Home Heating Credit website.

The Michigan Public Service Commission offers consumer tips on energy assistancehow to apply for energy assistance, or visit Michigan.gov/BeWinterWise for a variety of additional energy resources and information.

Ron Leix, Treasury, 517-335-2167