Questions tagged [michigan]

Use this tag for questions related to rules and experiences specific to the State of Michigan in the United States.

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Capital gains on vacant land

My husband inherited vacant land when his mother died in 1990. His parents bought this property in 1946 if that makes any difference. We are selling it and am wondering what we will end up with after ...
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How do I use MI-1040D for capital gains/losses in other states?

Say we have a full-year nonresident of Michigan, who has wages of W, attributable to Michigan, and a capital gain of G from selling stocks. Since they are a nonresident, the capital gain should not ...
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Is a “Warranty Deed” the same as a “Bill of Sale”?

Context: I sold a rental property last year, and foolishly neglected to cancel the homeowner's insurance policy on it. (I thought the title company would handle this as part of the closing, at the ...
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How can I reasonably estimate what percentage of my income should be saved for taxes during my first year of work

I am a minor in Michigan, and I'm currently in my first financial year. I work for a nonprofit, which doesn't take any money out of my pay. The per-hour salary that I say I make is how much I actually ...
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Educational Savings Program vs. Individual Investment Plan

I am trying to figure out what is the best investment option for my daughter's college tuition when she turns 18. We currently have Michigan's education savings program (MESP 529) and we deposit $100 ...
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My company mistakenly filed W2s in two states. How do I recoup the money withheld?

I'm fully employed in California with the same company since 2015. In the first year, I put my parents' house in Michigan as my home address because I was moving frequently and traveling a lot in ...
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Does Tennessee have anything like a principal residence exemption?

I just moved from Tennessee to Michigan. We are leasing the place in TN to a friend and purchased a new primary residence in Michigan. In Michigan, we have a principal residence exemption which means ...
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Apartment Year Lease Increase Statement

I'm looking to sign a lease and I notice there is a statement that the landlord can increase rent with 30 days notice. Is this normal for a lease agreement? Should I be concerned? The exact wording ...
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Better to rent condo to daughter or put her on title?

We're contemplating purchasing a small condo in MI for our daughter to live in while she goes to law school. This would be an all cash purchase, so no mortgage. If daughter is listed as a co-owner, ...
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To sell or to rent the house?

My wife and I currently have a mortgage on one house with a little over $4k left on the loan with 6 or 7 payments left. We are buying a new house (with a mortgage, 80% LTV financed at 2.875%, 15 year ...
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How to Handle State Taxes Between MI and FL?

Two scenarios: Let's say I earn 50k... Primary residence is Michigan (8 months) / Secondary residence is Florida (4 months). I work remotely for a company in Texas which doesn't take out state taxes....
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House inheritance tax question

I am a little at a loss. A couple years before my mother-in-law passed away she signed her house over to my wife and her sister via a quitclaim deed. After she passed we sold the house for $80,000....
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Residency for Out of State Student Getting Married

I am a graduate student in Michigan but still consider my permanent residence to be in Ohio, as I plan to return there after graduation. I am able to just file income taxes with Ohio, as the two ...
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Sales taxes on Groupons or LivingSocial coupons?

Say I buy a $10 Groupon that lets me buy $20 worth of food at a restaurant. I go to the restaurant and order items that add up precisely to $20 (based on the menu price). If the state sales tax is 6% (...
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Elect corporation S status for my LLC

I'm the sole proprietor of an LLC in the state of Michigan. I'm not looking to do anything fraudulent or alike. I simply want to know if I elect to have my LLC to be treated as an S type corporation, ...
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Can I afford this condo?

I just found a condo I really like and I am debating with myself whether it would be a good idea to pursue it from a financial perspective. I'd like to get some educated, objective opinions on my ...