Michigan Form W-2 & 5081 Filing Requirements

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Michigan State Filing Requirements

  • Form W-2 - Wage and Tax Statements
  • Form-5081 - Sales, Use and Withholding Taxes Annual Return
January 31, 2021

Deadline to File Form W-2 with Michigan -January 31, 2021

February 28, 2021

Deadline to File Form-5081 with Michigan -February 28, 2021

TaxBandits supports the filing of Form W-2 with both the Federal and State of Michigan.

Q. Does Michigan mandate W2 filing?

A. Yes, the Michigan Department of Treasury mandates the filing of the W2 Forms even if there is no state tax withholding.

Q. Does Michigan have any additional requirements when you file W2 forms?

A. Yes. The state of Michigan requires additional forms to file along with Form W2.
Michigan has an additional Form 5081 (Annual Withholding Taxes) to be sent only if there is a state tax withheld.

Q. What is Form 5081?

A. Form 5081 is the Annual Reconciliation Form used to report the total income taxes withheld from employees. Also, it is used to claim an overpayment refund or pay if the taxes are underpaid.

Q. What is the due date to file W2 with Michigan?

A. The filing due date to file Form W2 is January 31 and Form 5081 with the state of Michigan is February 28.

Q. What are the requirements to file W2 electronically with Michigan?

A. The State of Michigan suggests filing electronically if you are submitting 250 or more W2s.

Q. What are the penalties for not filing or filing W2 late with Michigan?

A. A penalty of $10 will be imposed per day for Form W2 not filed on time with the state of Michigan.

Q. Where do I mail Michigan W2 forms?


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