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Calculate your take home pay after federal & Michigan taxes

Last updated on Aug 24 2021

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Michigan state income tax

Michigan has a population of over 9 million (2019) and is widely known as the center of the United States automotive industry, with the Big Three all headquartered in Detroit. The median household income is $54,909 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax is a flat rate of 4.25%
  • local income tax ranging from 1% to 2.4%
  • no state-level payroll tax
  • able to claim exemptions
  • has a Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Michigan United States

Michigan fiscal year starts from October 01 the year before to September 30 the current year. So the fiscal year 2021 will start from October 01 2020 to September 30 2021.

Calculating your Michigan state income tax is similar to the steps we listed on our Federal paycheck calculator:

  1. figure out your filing status
  2. work out your adjusted gross income [Total annual income – Adjustments = Adjusted gross income]
  3. calculate your taxable income [Adjusted gross income – (Post-tax deductions + Exemptions) = Taxable income]
  4. understand your tax liability [Taxable income × Tax rate = Tax liability]
  5. determine whether your tax liability is more than your tax credits and withheld
    • Tax liability – (Credits + Withheld) = What you owe or
    • (Credits + Withheld) – Tax liability = Tax refunds

State payroll tax

There is no state-level payroll tax.

Income tax brackets

Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Fiscal year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
Any 4.25%

Local income tax

Fiscal year City Rate
2021
2020
Albion 1.00%
Battle Creek 1.00%
Big Rapids 1.00%
Benton Harbor 1.00%
Detroit 2.40%
East Lansing 1.00%
Flint 1.00%
Grand Rapids 1.50%
Grayling 1.00%
Hamtramck 1.00%
Highland Park 2.00%
Hudson 1.00%
Ionia 1.00%
Jackson 1.00%
Lansing 1.00%
Lapeer 1.00%
Muskegon 1.00%
Muskegon Heights 1.00%
Pontiac 1.00%
Port Huron 1.00%
Portland 1.00%
Saginaw 1.50%
Springfield 1.00%
Walker 1.00%

Deductions

There is no state-level standard deductions.

Exemptions

There is state-level exemptions for all type of filers and dependents. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Fiscal year Filing status Personal exemption amount
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$4,900
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $9,800
Dependent(s) $4,900
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$4,400
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $8,800
Dependent(s) $4,400

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Fiscal year Percentage of Federal EITC Refundable
2021
2020
6% Yes

Child Tax Credit (CTC)

There is no state-level CTC.

FAQs

What taxes do Michiganian pay?

Michiganian only need to pay federal income tax and a flat state-level income tax rate of 4.25%.

How much do you make after taxes in Michigan?

The take home pay is $43,575.75 for a single resident in Detroit with an annual income of $55,000.
For a married couple with a combined annual income of $110,000, the take home pay is $87,151.50.