michigan working families tax credit

Michigan Working Families Tax Credit

Governor Gretchen Whitmer provided an update on Feb. 26 on the state’s progress to send Working Families Tax Credit checks to Michigan families. To date, nearly 300,000 checks worth more than $219 million have been sent to taxpayers. Once completed, the checks will put an average of $550 into Michiganders’ pockets for more than 700,000 Michigan households. Michigan taxpayers who received a 2022 tax year Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit for Working Families will soon be receiving a supplemental check in their mailboxes, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.  

“With the Working Families Tax Credit check now making its way into the mailboxes of Michiganders, many families will feel a great sense of relief,” said Governor Whitmer. “By rolling back the retirement tax and quintupling the Working Families Tax Credit, we’re not just saving hundreds of thousands of Michiganders money on their taxes; we’re providing families the support necessary to focus on what truly matters—paying the bills, putting food on the table, or even affording the basics such as groceries. Let’s continue to work together to lower costs for Michiganders and grow our economy.” 

“My team is working hard to ensure that 700,000 Michigan households receive their supplemental checks while simultaneously processing tax returns,” said State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks. “These checks are being sent in batches due to seasonal mailing demands. We anticipate this mailing will be completed in the next few weeks and ask eligible taxpayers to be patient as we work as fast as practical to get your check to you.”  

All supplemental checks are anticipated to be mailed to eligible taxpayers within five to six weeks from Feb. 13. Taxpayers are encouraged to contact Treasury if they have not received their 2022 tax year Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit supplemental check by April 1.  

For the 2022 tax year, eligible taxpayers were provided a 6% Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit when they filed their state individual income tax returns. A state law that became effective Feb. 13 means those taxpayers will receive a supplemental check for the remaining 24% portion of their 2022 tax year Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit for Working Families.  

The Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit is a tax benefit for working individuals with income below a certain level. Effective for the 2022 tax year and beyond, the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit is a 30% match of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit.  

How do I know if I’m going to receive a check?  

If a taxpayer received a Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit when they filed their 2022 tax year state individual income tax return last year, a supplemental check will be on the way.  

Taxpayers can determine how much they will be receiving by taking the amount on Line 27b of their 2022 MI-1040 return and multiplying it by 4.  

Do I need to update my address?  

The supplemental checks will be issued to the most recent address on file with Treasury.   

Taxpayers who moved will have their addresses updated automatically when they file their 2023 tax year state individual income tax returns.   

When can I expect my check?  

Treasury began sending checks on Feb. 13. Please allow 5 to 6 weeks for the checks to hit mailboxes. If a check has not been received by April 1, please contact Treasury.  

Where can I go for more information?  

Additional information about the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit for Working Families supplemental checks can be found at www.michigan.gov/2022eitc. To learn more about the state of Michigan’s individual income tax, go to www.michigan.gov/incometax.