Michigan has made the following changes to the tax laws for the 2019 tax year:
Stillbirth exemption -
A stillbirth exemption is available if you are a parent of a stillborn delivered during 2019 and
have been issued a Certificate of Stillbirth from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
You will be able to claim this within your Michigan return by going to:
- State Section
- Edit Michigan Return
- Basic Information
Michigan Standard Deduction -
If the older of you or your spouse (if married filing jointly) was born during the period January 1, 1946 through December 31, 1952, and reached the age of 67 on or before December 31, 2019, you may deduct $20,000 for single or married filing separately filers or $40,000 for joint filers against all income, rather than solely against retirement and pension income. Taxpayers that qualify for the Michigan Standard Deduction are not eligible to deduct retirement and pension income.
Expanded Subtraction for Retirement Benefits -
If the older of you or your spouse (if married filing jointly) was born on or after January 1, 1953 but before January 2, 1958, have reached age 62 and receive Social Security exempt retirement benefits due to employment with a governmental agency, you may be eligible for a retirement and pension deduction.