The Michigan payroll withholding tables will remain the same for tax year 2012. A new rate will be in effect starting January 1, 2013.
Michigan 2012 withholding rate: The rate remains at 4.35 % for tax year 2012.
For 2013 and each tax year thereafter the rate is 4.25%.
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Personal exemption will remain the same at $3,700 and will be indexed to inflation beginning in 2013.
Also starting in 2013, new legislation phases out personal exemption for taxpayers with “total household resources” over $75,000 for single filers and $150,000 for joint filers. And eliminates personal exemption for taxpayers with total household resources over $100,000 for single filers and $200,000 for joint filers.
Every Michigan employer must obtain a Withholding Exemption Certificate (Form MI-W4) from each employee. The federal W-4 cannot be used in place of the MI-W4. The 2011 exemption amount is $3,700 per year times the number of personal and dependency exemptions allowed under the internal revenue code. An employee may not claim more exemptions on the MI-W4 than can be claimed on the employee’s federal income tax return.
For more information please visit the website of Michigan department of treasury at http://www.michigan.gov/taxes/ .