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Apply for Michigan Sales and Use Tax Permit

 
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Posted On : Fri Dec 16th,2016

 
A complete guide to deal sales and use tax Michigan
 

What is a Michigan Sales Tax?

Every business or a person who is selling taxable goods and services to the end consumer is required to collect sales tax. Sales Tax in Michigan is charged on gross receipt.

The current sales tax rate in the state of Michigan is 6% and the updated sales tax is published on the Michigan Department of Revenue website. It is more likely a withholding tax, which a seller collects from a buyer on taxable merchandise as an agent for the Michigan Department of Treasury.

What is a Michigan Use Tax?

Michigan Use tax is associated with MI Sales Tax which is imposed on the unpaid taxable goods and services. Use tax Michigan is collected on the out of state purchases which are used in the state of Michigan or on the goods if sales tax was not paid to the Michigan seller.

The methodology of use tax is empowered in context of unpaid sales tax remittance on the taxable items which stops an unfair competition with the out of state retailers and stimulate a trend to use local vendors.

Michigan Use tax is also recognized a remote tax since it is generally collected on out-of-state merchandise.

How to acquire for a sales and use tax permit Michigan?

The sales and use tax permit Michigan is required to buy and sell taxable products and services within the state of Michigan. The procedure to get a sales tax permit Michigan is described below.

An online application is completed to the Michigan Department of Revenue web-site to get sales and use tax permit MI. It normally takes 2-3 business days before MI state issues a sales tax license.

The employer identification number is required to apply for a sales and use tax permit Michigan.

Sales and use tax license is posted in a prominent place.

State of Michigan Filing Frequencies to Report Sales and Use Tax:

Following are the due dates to mark the calendar to file sales tax returns on time.

  • Monthly Michigan sales and use tax filers report on or before the 20th day of the following month.

  • Quarterly, Michigan sales and use tax filers report on or before the 20th day of the month following the quarter end.

  • Annual State of Michigan sales and use tax filers are due on February 28th of the year following the tax year reported.

 Is State of Michigan mail order or internet purchase is subject to tax?

Yes, all taxable purchases either bought locally or brought from the other state into Michigan to use is subject to collect sales and use tax on the gross receipts.

What is the requirement to file a sales tax return for an inactive business in MI?

A zero sales tax return is sent to the Michigan Department of Treasury even if there is no sales other-wise a penalty is imposed.

Are delivery/shipping or handling charges subject to collect sales and use tax in Michigan?

Shipping and handling charges are added in gross receipts to calculate sales tax on the taxable goods and services which are provided in the state of Michigan other-wise a buyer is responsible to pay as a use tax directory to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

Sales Tax Refund on Returned Items:

A seller sends a request to refund the sales and use tax paid to the Michigan Department of Treasury on the return goods to the consumer according to the seller's return policy or 180 days after the initial sale (whichever is sooner).

Can a purchaser request to the seller to pay sales tax directly to the state?

Generally, it is not a sales tax collection protocol to collect sales tax on the taxable merchandise. In this framework, a seller is required to produce following supporting documents to the Michigan Department of Treasure.

  1. Provide a copy of direct pay letter authority and

  2. Completed Form 3372 for the reference

Is sales and use tax license renewable?

A sales tax permit  in Michigan is renewed every year on or before December, 31st regardless what month did sales tax license was issued by the Michigan Department of Revenue.

The expiration date of the sales tax permit in MI is September 3oth.

Is sales tax, license Michigan is transferable?

The sales tax license in Michigan is not transferable and the state of MI may ask to deposit a surety bond to secure a sales tax license.

  

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