City Of Detroit Income Tax Amnesty Program

City Of Detroit Income Tax Amnesty Program

Mayor Bing has announced Individuals or companies that owe income taxes to the City of Detroit can pay their back taxes without penalty from January 22 through February 16.

Who Must Pay Income Tax to the City of Detroit?

All Detroit residents who earn more than $600 in a calendar year are required to pay income taxes regardless of where they work. Residents would file Form D-1040(R).
In addition, all non-residents who spend any time working in Detroit and earn more than $600 in a calendar year are required to pay income taxes to the City regardless of where their employer is located.  This would include sales personnel, delivery drivers, physicians, attorneys, accountants, visiting nurses, professional athletes, visiting entertainers, reporters/media personnel, skilled trades, contractors, etc.  Non-residents file Form D-1040(NR).

Who is Eligible for the Amnesty Program?

Anyone who has not filed an income tax return or has an outstanding balance for tax years 2011 and prior can take part in the program.
That includes:

  • Individuals/Joint Income
  • Employee Withholding
  • Corporate
  • Partnerships

How and Where Do I File My Delinquent Taxes?

To take advantage of the program, individuals and companies must:

Complete income tax returns for the eligible years. For faster processing, the returns should be accompanied by company-issued W-2 forms and all federal schedules to support deductions.

File delinquent income tax returns and pay outstanding balances by mail or in person from Jan. 22 – Feb. 16 at the following location.

Finance Department – Income Tax Division
Coleman Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Ave. – Suite 130, Detroit MI 48226

Monday – Friday
from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday from 9 a.m. – noon (Use Randolph entrance on weekends)
(313) 224-3315 (office)
All customers arriving before closing will be serviced.

Pay by mail:  The delinquent amount must be paid in full using a cashier’s check or money order.  No cash or personal checks will be accepted through the mail.  Incorrect payment amounts will result in an adjusted balance due.

Pay in person:
  The delinquent amount must be paid in full using a cashier’s check, money order, cash or credit/debit card. Credit/debit cards will only be accepted in person, and an additional 2.5% service fee applies. No personal checks will be accepted.

For more information and to obtain tax formsclick here.  Additional tax information is also available on the City’s Web site by clicking on Departments and then go to Municode.

Note: If the taxpayer is in bankruptcy or has other legal matters with the City of Detroit, the taxpayer must contact their attorney to find out whether the taxpayer can participate in the 2013 City of Detroit Amnesty Program.