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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The Bottom Line
Map of Michigan

Mixed Tax Picture

Michigan is one of just a handful of U.S. states with a flat tax — the rate is a modest 4.25%. But cities can levy income taxes as well. While these are as high as 2.4% in Detroit, the state average is 1.70%. Property taxes, particularly in Detroit, 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.

See’s Retiree Tax Map to learn how Michigan taxes Social Security income and other forms of retirement income.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: $0.41 per gallon.
Diesel: $0.42 per gallon.

Property Taxes

The median property tax on Michigan’s median home value of $122,400 is $2,174.

See’s Retiree Tax Map for details on tax breaks for seniors in Michigan.

Vehicle Taxes

Sales tax is due.

Sin Taxes

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.

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

Travel Taxes

Hotel: There is no statewide tax on lodging, but sales tax is due. Localities can add their own taxes; Detroit’s is 9%.

Rental cars: 6%. The Detroit area has a 2% tax to help pay for a stadium. Sales tax is due.

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