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    The City Income Tax Department is part of the City's Fiscal Services Group.

    Recent Income Tax Ordinance Amendments

    The Grand Rapids Income Tax Ordinance was amended on May 4, 2010 to increase income tax rates effective July 1, 2010 as follows:

    Tax Rate Effective 7/1/2010      Previous tax rate

    Resident tax rate                                         1.5%                                    1.3%
    Nonresident tax rate                                   0.75%                                  0.65%
    Corporation tax rate                                      1.5%                                    1.3%

    On May 11, 2010 the City Commission voted to decrease the value of a personal or dependency exemption to $600 effective July 1, 2010.

    The Employer Withholding Tax Guide and the Withholding Tax Tables have been updated and posted on the Income Tax section of the City’s website.

    • Individual Income Tax Section:
      • Administers the income tax on individuals.
      • Reviews and processes returns.
      • Issues refunds.
      • Recommends issuance of assessments.
         
    • Compliance Section:
      • Develops and runs compliance programs for individual taxpayers.
      • Issues assessments.
      • Requests arrest warrants.
         
    • Customer Service Section:
      • Assist customers via telephone or at the counter.
      • Performs other duties assigned. 
    • Corporation and Partnership Section:
      • Administers the income tax on corporations and partnerships.
      • Reviews and processes returns.
      • Issues refunds.
      • Issues assessments.
      • Develops and runs compliance programs.
         
    • Withholding Tax Section:
      • Administers employer withholding of income tax.
      • Reviews and processes returns.
      • Issues refunds.
      • Issues assessments.
      • Develops and runs compliance programs.

    City Income Tax Rate

    The Grand Rapids income tax is a flat rate tax applied on:

    Residents Rate increase to 1.5% effective 7/1/2010 on taxable income
    Nonresidents Rate increase to 0.75% effective 7/1/2010 on income earned in Grand Rapids
    Corporations Rate increase to 1.5% effective 7/1/2010 on apportioned income
    Partnerships doing business in Grand Rapids are required to file an information return
    A partnership may elect to pay the tax due on behalf of its partners.
     
    Filing
    Filing Date: Annual returns for individuals, corporations and partnerships are required to be filed on or before the last day of the fourth month after the end of the tax year. (I.e. A calendar year 2013 return must be filed April 30, 2014.)
    Remittance of Tax Due: GRAND RAPIDS CITY TREASURER
    Mailing Address: PO BOX 347
    ​GRAND RAPIDS MI 49501-0347
      
    Contact Information
    Office Location: City Hall, 3rd floor, Room 380
    300 Monroe Avenue NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Business Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Telephone Number: (616) 456-3415
    Email: grincometax@grcity.us