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Relief Available Upon Request in Counties Impacted by Severe Storms and Tornadoes

Relief Available Upon Request for Individuals and Businesses in Counties Impacted by Severe Storms and Tornadoes

Date: May 28, 2024

On May 7, 2024, Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Branch, and Cass counties after a severe storm system and multiple tornadoes caused significant damage within those counties. In accordance with that declaration, the Michigan Department of Treasury is providing affected individuals and businesses within those counties the opportunity to obtain special tax relief.

Individual and business taxpayers residing in Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Branch, and Cass counties that were affected by the storms can request additional time to comply with upcoming return filing or payment deadlines, with penalties and interest waived. Affected taxpayers in these counties are encouraged to contact Treasury to discuss the extent of relief available under their circumstances.

This relief is not automatic. Taxpayers must contact Treasury either by telephone or by mail to request relief. The following information must be included with each request:

  • Name and account number of the individual or business taxpayer.
  • A description of how the taxpayer was affected by storm damage.
  • Taxpayer address within the emergency area, or the address of the tax preparer located within the emergency area.

Taxpayers may request relief by contacting Treasury by telephone at 517-636-4486 for individuals or 517-636-6925 for businesses. Taxpayers may submit a written request for relief through correspondence mailed to the following address:

Michigan Department of Treasury

Attn: Disaster Tax Relief

Lansing, MI 48922


For additional information, please visit Treasury’s website at