Additional time to file state taxes available to residents affected by tornadoes in Michigan

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CASS COUNTY, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Treasury announced individuals and businesses in the areas affected by severe weather on May 7, can request more time to file state taxes and pay state tax bills with penalties and interest waived.

The areas include, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Branch and Cass Counties, which Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a State of Emergency for following strong winds and tornadoes causing damage to homes, businesses, and public infrastructure.

“Families and businesses in southwest Michigan need relief to recover from the severe storms and tornadoes,” said State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks. “Impacted individuals should not have to worry about paying a state tax bill or filing a state return – they need to focus on their recovery. If taxpayers need more time to file and pay because of the emergency, there will not be any late penalties or interest. We will get through this challenge together.” 

To request relief, individuals unable to meet filing or payment deadlines should contact the Michigan Department of Treasury at (517)-636-4486. Businesses are asked to call (517)-636-6925.

You can find more information online.

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