State Rep. Rodney Wakeman, of Saginaw Township, recently announced emergency assistance is available for families in Saginaw County and surrounding areas devastated by severe flood damage that occurred between May 16 – May 22.
Residents and business owners who reside in Arenac, Gladwin, Iosco, Midland, and Saginaw counties now have additional time to file state tax returns, with penalties and interest waived, Wakeman said.
“Between the COVID-19 pandemic and the tragic flooding, Saginaw County families and business owners have been through a lot of adversity in recent months,” Wakeman said. “These resilient and hard-working taxpayers have kept their composure despite facing unprecedented challenges and deserve much-needed assistance. I am pleased to announce disaster survivors will have additional time to file state tax returns without penalties so they can continue to focus on recovery efforts.”
Wakeman said affected taxpayers can write to the Michigan Department of Treasury to request disaster-related tax relief. When writing, the following must be included in the correspondence:
- Name and account number of the individual or business taxpayer.
- Reason for the relief request.
- Taxpayer address within one of the disaster areas or address of the tax preparer located in one of the disaster areas.
Taxpayers should send the completed correspondence to the following address:
Michigan Department of Treasury
Attn: Disaster Tax Relief
Lansing, Michigan 48922
For anyone with questions related to disaster tax assistance, you can contact Treasury through the Treasury Self-Service website, Wakeman said. Businesses with questions should inquire through self-service options using Michigan Treasury Online.
To learn more about Michigan’s tax system, go to www.michigan.gov/taxes.
State Rep. Rodney Wakeman’s plan bringing clarity and uniformity to the construction industry regarding the installation and maintenance of low-voltage electric fences was recently signed into Michigan law by the governor.
“It was imperative that the Legislature immediately take up certain coronavirus-related measures previously included in executive orders that were nullified due to the Supreme Court ruling,” Wakeman said. “Continuation of unemployment benefits is one of many pieces we had to put back in place before displaced workers lose the help they have already been receiving.”
Our state has been through a lot of adversity over the past several months, but people’s needs don’t stop. Even in these unprecedented and challenging times, I am committed to protecting investments in what matters most to Saginaw County families and residents across Michigan.