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Posted on: April 28, 2021

City tax returns now due on June 1

Top half of City of Battle Creek 1040 local income tax form

City of Battle Creek taxpayers now have until Tuesday, June 1 to file your 2020 local tax returns and make any payment owed.

The automatic extension comes after the Michigan Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service announced the federal filling deadline now is May 17.

This automatic extension to file a local return applies to all – individuals, trusts and estates, corporations, other non-corporate tax filers, and anyone paying self-employment tax. This does not apply to anyone withholding taxes.

Right now, estimated tax payment due dates are the same. Penalties and interest still apply for missing those deadlines. If the IRS changes this, we will update the community.

As our city buildings are still closed to public visits, we encourage City of Battle Creek taxpayers to find the local 2020 income tax forms online this year, at www.battlecreekmi.gov/206/income-tax. Anyone who needs assistance with forms, or has other questions, should call the income tax office at 269-966-3345; while the City Hall building is closed, our staff is working.

All taxpayers who have not yet filed their City of Battle Creek 2020 local return should consider filing electronically, choosing direct deposit for any refund, and paying any tax due electronically, if possible. Doing so will speed up our processing of tax returns, refunds, and payments.

Payments

The city accepts payment via the blue drop box in the City Hall parking lot, online at https://www.ci.battle-creek.mi.us/onlinepay/IT.cfm, or by phone at 269-966-3345. Credit card fees vary, depending on the transaction amount.

Employee withholdings

Payment of employee withholdings is not extended, and employers must continue to pay monthly or quarterly. Employers can sign up with the City of Battle Creek to pay their employee withholding online. Call the income tax team for details, at 269-966-3345.

Tax information

If you are looking for the taxable value of your property, or the amount you paid in property taxes during 2020, you can look up this information from the city’s website. Visit battlecreekmi.gov, scroll down to City Spotlight, and click the link to property data and taxes.

Answers to your tax questions

Taxpayers can ask questions and seek help by contacting city income tax Administrator Vicki Kammerud at vakammerud@battlecreekmi.gov or by calling the income tax office at 269-966-3345. 

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