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Auto Insurance Michigan

September 23rd, 2022

To drive legally in Michigan,Guest Posting you must have car insurance, just as in the rest of the country. Looking for the cheapest car insurance in Michigan can be time-consuming. Obtaining multiple auto insurance quotes in Michigan from various agencies can be challenging. If you are looking for cheap car insurance always keep in mind that it may not be the best car insurance in Michigan. Do not go for particular car insurance based on the reviews of your friends and family when they advertise it as the best car insurance in Michigan.

No matter where you live, whether in Holland, Saugatuck, or Ludington you will need to get car insurance quotes. When looking for low-cost car insurance quotes in Michigan obtain quotes from various insurers and compare them to ensure you’re having the best coverage at the lowest possible price, as many factors will influence your car insurance quote.

Factors affecting auto insurance quotes in Michigan

Several factors determine car insurance quotes in Michigan. It is up to each insurance provider to give discounts and change car insurance rates based on factors such as:

Your driving history
Personal details like age, gender, and marital status.

Locations from where you are applying
Previous car insurance policy
How many miles do you travel?
How long have you been driving?
Year, make, and model of the vehicle.

Michigan Business Tax

March 15th, 2022

Effective January 1, 2008, the Single Business Tax as we have known it for 30+ years is no longer the business tax for Michigan. The Single Business Tax was often criticized for taxing compensation. The MBT no longer requires this “add-back” of compensation.

The legislature enacted the Michigan Business Tax (MBT) in the summer of 2007. We all heard a lot about the “services tax” which was repealed December 1, 2007 and now the attention will turn to the MBT.

As our economy continues to expand globally, the MBT was developed to reward investment in capital, jobs and research & development within the state of Michigan. It also captures tax revenues from businesses which were previously not taxed in Michigan.

Business income will be taxed at a rate of 4.95% and a Margins tax on sales minus purchases of tangible property at .8%. Due to the elimination of the services tax and the Governor’s requirement that the tax revenues lost be replaced in order to balance the budget, there is a “surcharge tax” which will exist through the year 2017 (unless re-legislated). This surcharge is 21.99% of your MBT liability after allocations and apportionments but before credits.

As was the case with the SBT, if your gross receipts are less than $350,000 you are not required to file Michigan Business Tax. However, with the MBT, if gross receipts are between $350,000 and $700,000 there is a smoothing of the tax rate. This means that you pay fraction of the tax liability using the formula ($700,000 – gross receipts)/$350,000. This smoothing formula was not part of the former Single Business Tax.

Lastly, there are numerous credits available under the new MBT. Certain of them are limited but each of them encourages jobs, investments and research & development within the State of Michigan.

If you are not a 12/31 year end client, please contact your CPA as there are special rules for filing a final Single Business Tax versus your initial Michigan Business Tax return.