Michigan State 1099 Tax Filing

Does Michigan require state 1099 tax filing?

Yes, Michigan requires all 1099 forms for services performed in the state or with Michigan withholding to be filed with their Department of Treasury.

Which forms does Michigan require?

Any forms with Michigan withholding or for services performed in the state must be filed with the Michigan Dept. of Treasury. This may include the following:


In addition to Forms 1099, Michigan requires Form 5081Reconciliation of Michigan Income Tax Withheld, to be filed.

How must Forms 1099 be filed with Michigan ?

Michigan accepts both paper filing and e-filing. However, if filing 250 or more forms 1099, then filing electronically is required.

Does Michigan participate in Combined Federal/State Filing?

Yes, Michigan participates in Combined Federal/State Filing. If you utilize CF/SF when filing your 1099s, the IRS will forward the information to the Michigan Department of Treasury and you will not have to do so yourself.

However, taxpayers who withheld Michigan income tax on a Form 1099 must report the income and the withholding on the Michigan Form 5081 (Sales, Use, and Withholding Taxes Annual Return form) and send a copy of the 1099 form directly to the Michigan Treasury.

What are the deadlines for Michigan 1099 Reporting?

Traditionally, the filing deadlines for Michigan are as follows:

  • Other Forms 1099 – January 31st
  • Form 5081 – February 28th
  • 1099-MISC – March 31st

If these deadlines fall on a weekend or legal holiday, then the due date is typically the following business day.

What are the 1099 penalties for Michigan?

The late filing penalty for Michigan is $10 per form per day, up to a maximum of $400 per form.

The late payment penalty for Michigan is 5% of the unpaid tax due for the first two months. Then, it is 5% of the unpaid tax due for each additional month, with a maximum penalty equal to 25% of the unpaid tax.

Interest is assessed on the unpaid tax by the current interest rate.

For more information, please see the following:

  • Michigan Form 5081: Sales, Use, and Withholding Tax Form and Instructions
  • Michigan Penalty and Interest webpage

What is the responsible state agency?

Michigan Department of Treasury
Lansing, Michigan 48922
(517) 636-6925

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