And While You Are Doing Last Minute Christmas Shopping. . .

Cyber Shoppers Reminded to Keep Receipts and Report Use Tax on MI 1040 Tax Return

— PRESS RELEASE —

Don’t forget the MI tax forms asks if there are any unreported sales tax that you’d like to “fess up” and report on your tax return.  Either keep receipts or use the table provided based on your income.  — SusanFor Immediate Release

Treasury Press Release

 November 25, 2014                               Contact: Terry Stanton, (517) 335-2167

Cyber Shoppers Reminded to Keep Receipts and Report Use Tax on MI 1040

     The Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding shoppers that purchases made on-line are not tax-free during holiday season, or at any other time of year. Michigan’s Use Tax generally applies to transactions in which the retailer does not collect sales tax. This happens most frequently when an individual makes a purchase from on-line retailers, through mail-order outlets, or television shopping networks that do not have physical locations in Michigan. When out-of-state vendors do not collect sales tax on purchases, under Michigan law, the purchaser is responsible for reporting and paying the Use Tax. Taxpayers can report the Use Tax annually when completing and filing their Michigan Individual Income Tax Return.

     For more information, visit www.michigan.gov/taxes and click on the Sales and Use Tax tab.

     Michigan’s Use Tax is calculated at the rate of 6 percent. Purchases subject to the Use Tax include appliances, books, clothing, computers, DVDs/CDs, electronics, furniture, pre-written computer software, and tobacco products.

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