Michigan Dept. Of Treasury Reminds Michiganders Tax Day is May 17th

The Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding Michiganders that the deadline for state and federal income taxes is May 17.

With a week left until the deadline, accountants say it’s important to get all their documents in order quickly to file on time.

Professional Tax Service in Traverse City says they’ve seen an increase in tax drop-offs and phone or zoom calls with their clients in order to meet their needs amidst the pandemic. They say there is still time to file an extension until Oct. 15, but you won’t be off the hook for any money you owe.

“If you find yourself not having all of your documents together or needing more time, you can file an extension still, but it only extends your time to file, not your time to pay,” said Ryan Parker, Owner of Professional Tax Service. “So even if you find you don’t have all of your documents together, and you wanna have an extension, you still need to send a payment in if you think you’re gonna owe with that extension.”

Again, all state and federal income taxes are due before midnight on May 17, either electronically or through the U.S. Postal Service.