Business Owners Reminded of Sales, Use & Withholding Tax Filing Deadline

If you own or operate a business in Michigan, it’s time to check your tax calendar. The Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding business taxpayers that the Sales, Use and Withholding Tax annual return filing deadline is rapidly approaching.

All Sales, Use and Withholding — SUW for short — taxpayers are required to submit their annual return by February 28th. Businesses filing annual returns can go paperless by using Michigan Treasury Online.

Deputy State Treasurer Glenn White is the man who oversees Treasury’s Tax Administration programs. He says, “Sales, Use, and Withholding taxpayers are required to submit an annual return,” and adds, “Filing online through Michigan Treasury Online makes things easier for the taxpayer and the processing team. The online platform also provides additional services to help business taxpayers.”

Michigan Treasury Online enables business taxpayers to:

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  • Electronically register for business taxes.
  • Electronically file and pay Sales, Use, and Withholding taxes.
  • View and print correspondence issued by the state Treasury Department.
  • Review and update business account information.
  • Self-delegate specific functions to perform on behalf of the business.

Due to the severe winter weather emergency, wage statements — W-2s and 1099s — should now be submitted to the state Treasury Department on or before February 7th. They should not be filed with the annual SUW return.

To get started with Michigan Treasury Online, click the link below.  For more information about Michigan’s taxes, go to or follow @MITreasury on Twitter. Here’s the link to get started: