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Detroit Individual Income Tax Taxpayers Can Now Pay Tax Bills Online
February 07, 2023
The city of Detroit and the Michigan Department of Treasury are pleased to announce that taxpayers now have a new electronic option when paying city income tax balances for Detroit individual income taxes.
Effective immediately, city of Detroit individual income taxpayers can now pay by eCheck or debit or credit card their estimated payments, annual return payments, proposed tax due payments, 10-day demand payments, assessment payments or audit payments. Previously, taxpayers were required to mail a check to the state Treasury Department in Lansing.
To make a city of Detroit individual income tax payment, taxpayers must go to www.michigan.gov/citytax and then click on the “City of Detroit Individual Income Tax” button. Afterward, select “Sending Payments to Treasury,” review the available electronic payment options and then select “Make e-Payment.”
The State’s eCheck system does not accept payments for Detroit property taxes and other fines. Those looking to pay property taxes can continue to do so in-person, by mail or online.
“The option to pay city income taxes electronically is a great added convenience for Detroit taxpayers who up until now were required to mail in payments. Our partnership with the State, in place since 2015 is proving to be a real benefit to the taxpayer,” said Jay Rising, Chief Financial Officer for the city of Detroit.
Taxpayers have the option to pay using eCheck for free or pay using a debit or credit card for a fee. Payments will typically clear taxpayers’ bank accounts within a couple of days and update on statements after a couple of weeks. Payment of city income taxes by eCheck or with a debit or credit card must be made by the due date of the payment.
Federal, state and city individual income tax returns and payments for the 2022 tax year are due on April 18, 2023.
Tax returns can be e-filed or completed using paper forms and mailed through the U.S. Postal Service. If not paid by that date in person, by eCheck or with a debit or credit card on or before that date, payment by check will only be timely if included in the forms mailed and postmarked on or before April 18, 2023.
“Our partnership with the city of Detroit exemplifies taxpayer service,” said State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks. “Taxpayers now have an easy and convenient way to pay their city income tax bills. My team is ready to assist Detroit taxpayers with their tax needs.”
As a part of a partnership with the city, the Michigan Department of Treasury has been processing the city of Detroit’s individual income tax returns since the 2015 tax year. In calendar year 2022, more than 350,000 city individual income tax returns were received and processed by the state.
To learn more about city of Detroit income taxes, go to www.michigan.gov/citytax.
Ron Leix, Treasury, 517-335-2167