FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 13, 2020
Income Tax Deadlines Extended
Throughout Calhoun County
The cities of Albion, Battle Creek, and Springfield have extended the deadline to file local income taxes to Friday, July 31.

This is in line with the governor’s executive order 2020-26, which extends state income tax and city income tax filing and payment deadlines, which match the federal income tax deadline extension. The new deadlines are to assist and benefit taxpayers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the cities in Calhoun County, this is an extension from the original, April 30 deadline. Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms to qualify for this automatic deadline extension. 

All three city hall buildings are closed to the public, with limited staffing. Please see contact details for each below.


Albion
City of Albion taxpayers can mail their forms to the city at 112 W. Cass St., Albion, MI 49224, or place them in the drop box in front of City Hall. Staff will continue to process refunds during the COVID-19 crisis.

Call 517-441-9814 with questions, or contact City Accountant Eric Tobin at 517-629-7865 or etobin@cityofalbionmi.gov .


Battle Creek
For information on City of Battle Creek income taxes, and local forms, visit battlecreekmi.gov . Scroll down to the City Spotlight for the income tax page link. There also is a link available to file local taxes online; the city is temporarily waiving fees associated with online payments. Call 269-966-3388 with any questions.

Mail all paper forms to Battle Creek City Income Tax, PO Box 1657, Battle Creek, MI 49016-1657, or place them in the drop box at City Hall, 10 N. Division St. Business-sized envelopes are available at the drop box.


Springfield
For the fastest response to City of Springfield income tax questions, please email incometax@springfieldmich.com . Staff recommend mailing local tax returns to 601 Avenue A, Springfield, MI 49037. Local taxpayers also can use the drop box at City Hall, but please note that it can accept envelopes of limited size.

You can also pay online using the “Make income tax payments” link at springfieldmich.com . The city is temporarily waiving all fees associated with electronic payments. Also, check the website for any updated information.
Staff will periodically check voice messages left at 269-965-8324, and will try to respond as quickly as possible. 
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For updates from Calhoun County, about County operations and COVID-19 in Calhoun County, visit the County website,  calhouncountymi.gov.

For updates from the City of Battle Creek, please visit  battlecreekmi.gov/coronavirus .

The State’s COVID-19 Hotline is available for anyone who has questions or concerns related to the virus. The hotline is open seven days a week from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 1-888-535-6136. For state COVID-19 information, visit  michigan.gov/coronavirus.
For information, contact
Lucy Blair, Calhoun County Communications Manager
269-781-0926,  lblair@calhouncountymi.gov

Jessica Vanderkolk, City of Battle Creek Communications Manager