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You can request they abate the penalty but by law the state cannot lower the interest. Interest must be paid on additional tax owed or tax paid late. Interest is computed from the due date of the return through the date of payment.
A taxpayer requesting a waiver of penalty on a BILL FOR TAXES DUE (FINAL ASSESSMENT) must do so in writing to:
Michigan Department of Treasury
Office of Collections
P.O. Box 30168 Lansing, MI 48909
A taxpayer must explain the reason(s) for late payment of tax. If the taxpayer establishes reasonable cause, Treasury will waive the penalty charge.
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The penalty waiver request is made in writing (no form). If you want to ask for a lower interest they will not do that.
You can submit any late or partial payments by check or money order to
Michigan Department of Treasury,
P.O. Box 30727,
Lansing, MI 48929.
The check or money order should be made payable to ‘State of Michigan’. Be sure to print the last four digits of your Social Security number and the tax year on the front of the check or money order.
Since you have received a Notice of Intent to Assess and/or Final Bill for Taxes Due you may be eligible for an installment agreement/payment plan (form 990) with the Office of Collections.
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