Register for
Michigan Payroll Taxes

CorpNet can help you register for Michigan payroll taxes. This saves you time and money, while also making it quick and easy to pay your employees.

Michigan Payroll Tax Registration Bundle
Starting at $199

Here’s How It Works

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We collect your information.

CorpNet will collect info about you from the form above to determine your eligibility for online or over the phone registration.
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We check for accuracy.

We’ll personally contact you to assess your business tax registration needs and discuss the options available.
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We work closely with you.

After you place your order, your dedicated CorpNet agent will collect additional information needed to successfully complete your tax registration request. Once we have all we need, we will submit your application to the state.
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We deliver!

We’ll provide you with your employer account registration details so you can give them to your payroll provider to help you pay your employees faster.

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Michigan Payroll Tax FAQs

Am I Required to Register for Michigan Payroll Taxes?

All individuals or companies doing business in Michigan must register with the Michigan Department of Treasury and the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency.

What Do Michigan’s Payroll Taxes Include?

Michigan manages state payroll taxes through the Michigan Department of Treasury.

  • Michigan Income Taxes: Michigan has a flat income tax rate of 4.25%.
  • Michigan Local City Payroll Taxes: The following Michigan cities levy a local income tax of 1% on resident employees (R) and 0.5% on nonresident employees (NR): Albion, Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Big Rapids, East Lansing, Flint, Grayling, Hamtramck, Hudson, Ionia, Jackson, Lansing, Lapeer, Muskegon, Muskegon Heights, Pontiac, Port Huron, Portland, Springfield, and Walker. Residents and nonresidents who work in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Highland Park, and Saginaw pay the following local taxes:
    • Detroit 2.4% R, 1.2% NR
    • Grand Rapids 1.5% R, 0.75% NR
    • Highland Park 2% R, 1% NR
    • Saginaw 1.5% R, 0.75% NR
  • Unemployment Insurance (UI): Employers contribute to unemployment insurance with rates ranging from 0.06% to 10.3%. New employers pay a flat rate of 2.7%. New construction employers pay a flat rate of 8.2%.

What is the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Tax?

Unemployment Insurance Tax (UI) is a federally-mandated, state-run program that provides temporary payments to unemployed workers whose employment status is not a result of their own actions. Employers are required to register with the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency.

What is an Employer Registration Number?

Once CorpNet registers your business with the Michigan Department of Treasury and the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency, you will be issued a 9-digit Michigan Withholding account number and a 10-digit Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency number. You must provide your employer account numbers when filing returns and making deposits in all electronic and paper filings.

What Kind of Information Do I Need for Payroll Tax Registration?

  • Name and Social Security number of all responsible parties
  • Doing Business As (DBA), if applicable
  • Physical business address and mailing address
  • Business phone number
  • Valid email address (contact person and business)
  • Nine-digit federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Industry description

What if I Don’t Have an EIN?

An EIN is a Federal Tax Identification Number provided by the IRS. If you do not have an EIN already, CorpNet can obtain one for you via their FTIN service.

What if I Don’t Have a Payroll Processor?

CorpNet works with the leading payroll processors and we can connect you with our trusted partners who will pay your employees, accrue the necessary taxes, and complete the necessary payments and documentation with state and federal authorities.

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