Extend the Michigan Income Tax Filing Deadline
As if there wasn’t enough confusion over income taxes to begin with. The situation in Michigan couldn’t be more confusing. You pretty much need your completed federal returns in order to complete your state filing. Ditto for any local or municipal tax returns required depending on where you live or work.
The Internal Revenue Service has extended the federal tax filing deadline to May 17. But Michigan’s Treasury Department didn’t match that. He said, however, that he would waive penalties and fees for people who file state forms before May 17, but the official state filing deadline was last Thursday.e.
A lot of people have asked pointed questions about how this makes sense and no one can figure out how to bring more clarity to the picture.
In stages, Republican State Representative Marshall Matt Hall. As chairman of the State House Tax Policy Committee, he’s in the right place to act.
Hall is now working to create an official extension of the Michigan state income tax filing deadline to match the May 17 date set by the IRS.
Hall says his plan puts in place a long-term mechanism to deal with this kind of problem if it ever happens again. The new legislation automatically extends filing dates when the federal deadline is extended to cover the possibility of a repeat in future years.
Hall says he and the state lawmakers supporting them are working as fast as possible to clear everything up. “I am working as fast as possible to move the process forward. The federal government extended the deadline for federal returns to May 17 created confusion in states and cities that still had April 15 dates for their returns. You need your federal return to return to your state and city, so people have expressed concerns about these differences and need reassurance that they won’t be hit with any fees or penalties while so many people have already gone through a very difficult financial time during this pandemic time. “