Lansing Business Taxpayers Can Now Go Paperless
The Michigan Department of Treasury has enabled small businesses to file and pay taxes online through Michigan Treasury Online (MTO). Business taxpayers can file tax returns, pay taxes and maintain business accounts with the State Treasury Department via MTO.
Treasury Outreach team members recently held free seminars in the cities of Lansing and Grand Rapids to discuss how MTO works, recent upgrades and improvements, answer questions and solicit the public’s ideas for continued improvement. After the seminars, taxpayers received help setting up new accounts and received assistance with existing accounts.
“Small business taxpayers can basically stop filing paper returns and conduct most of their state tax affairs online,” Deputy State Treasurer Glenn White said. “We are also looking for feedback so the Treasury can improve its taxpayer services.”
The following improvements to MTO took effect on Jan. 17, 2017:
- W-2 upload
- E-file fuel credit refund
- Payment screen redesign
- In-transit sale allocation on the vehicle dealer supplemental schedule
- Return submission authorization box changes
- Authorized declaration – Power of Attorney (POA) updates
By the end of 2017, the Treasury hopes to have 160,000 Sales, Use and Withholding (SUW) taxpayers actively using MTO, accounting for approximately half of Michigan’s SUW taxpayers, according to their website.
The Treasury Department is looking for locations for future outreach seminars and is open to other topic suggestions; questions should be sent to TreasuryOutreach@michigan.gov. To use Michigan Treasury Online, you are not required to install any software. Visit mto.treasury.michigan.gov to get started.
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