The Kiplinger Tax Map: Guide to State Income Taxes, State Sales Taxes, Gas Taxes, Sin Taxes
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State-by-State Guide to Taxes

Compare state tax rates and rules — on income, ordinary purchases, gas, sin products, property, and more — across the U.S.


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Michigan is one of just a handful of U.S. states with a flat tax — the rate is a modest 4.25%. But 23 cities levy income taxes as well. The usual levy is 1%, but a few go higher, notably Detroit, at 2.4%. Nonresidents who work in these jurisdictions pay the tax as well, at half the rate. Property taxes are steep.

Sales Tax

6% state levy. No local taxes.

Income Tax Range

Michigan has a flat tax rate of 4.25%. Cities can levy income taxes as well, on both residents and non-residents (who are taxed 1/2 the rate of residents). In Detroit, the resident rate is 2.4%; the state average is 1.70%, according to the Tax Foundation.

Effective tax rate: 4.25% for single filers, 4.25% for joint filers

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: $0.4198 per gallon.
Diesel: $0.4330 per gallon.

Property Taxes

In Michigan, residents pay an average of $1,729 in taxes per $100,000 of assessed home value.

Vehicle Taxes

Sales tax is due.

Sin Taxes

Cigarettes: $2.00 per pack
Other tobacco products: 32% of wholesale price

Beer: $0.10 per gallon
Wine: $0.51 per gallon
Liquor: $11.90 per gallon
Michigan directly controls the distribution and sale of alcohol. Liquor tax is an estimate by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and published by the Tax Foundation.

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