Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Changing City, State Income Tax Filing Deadlines to July 2020
Taxpayers Must Submit State and City Income Tax Returns, Payments by Midnight on July 15
On Friday, March 27, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-26, which pushes all April 2020 state and city income tax filing deadlines in Michigan to July 2020, as a part of continued efforts to help Michiganders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Effective immediately, state of Michigan and Michigan cities with income taxes due on April 15 will now be due on July 15, while cities with income taxes due on April 30 will now be due on July 31.
"Michiganders shouldn't have to worry about filing their income taxes in the midst of a global pandemic," said Governor Whitmer. "This executive order provides immediate income tax assistance to people as they continue to stay home and stay safe during this crisis. I will continue working around the closk to help our families and businesses get through this time."
The new filing and payment deadlines come after the Internal Revenue Service changed its deadline to July 15 to provide tax assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the benefit and convenience of taxpayers, both the beginning and end of the state of Michigan and city of Detroit income tax filing season are the same as the IRS.
Taxpayers can go to
to learn about available options for e-filing for free or for a fee. Last year, more than 4.3 million Michigan taxpayers e-filed, which is 80% of state income tax filers.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order, the state Treasury Department's Individual Income Tax Information Hotline is currently not available. Online services are still available through the
Treasury Self-Service website
To view Order 2020-26, click the link below: