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Changes to Michigan Sales and Use Tax Rules


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One of the most challenging aspects of sales and use tax compliance is tracking the numerous sales tax rate and rule changes that occur each month, in each jurisdiction. Case in point: recent changes to Michigan Department of Treasury.

Effective May 6, 2013, the following Sales Tax Rules have been amended:

  • R205.1, sales tax licenses;
  • R205.8, definitions of consumer, use and conversion;
  • R205.15, trade-in deduction;
  • R205.16, returned goods;
  • R205.20, general application of sales tax rules and regulations;
  • R205.22, use tax registration;
  • R205.28, use tax included in gross proceeds; and
  • R205.136, food for human consumption.

The following rules have been rescinded, effective May 6, 2013:

  • R205.5, definition of tangible personal property;
  • R205.9, sales for purposes of resale; and
  • R205.23, records and record keeping.

Read Michigan Sales and Use Tax Rules.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.