Income Tax

Overview

The Income Tax department is responsible for overseeing the Income Tax ordinance compliance. We work with individuals and employers to provide tax payer service. Have questions? Check out the contact us section and reach out to us. We're happy to help!

Here's a look at what we do:

  • Collect and account for income tax receipts
  • Process income tax returns
  • Refund overpayments
  • Assess tax deficiencies
  • Provide taxpayer service
  • Run collection, compliance, and enforcement programs

Payments

Need to make an income tax payment? You'll have some options to choose from. Check out our income tax payments page.

Income Tax Payments

Filing Guide and Tax Forms

Looking for more information about how to file your individual tax return? We've put together a guide to cover all of the important topics. Here's a quick look at what you'll find in our guide:

  • Who needs to file
  • Tax Rates
  • Taxable vs. Nontaxable Income
  • Deductions
  • Options for Filing a Return
  • Due Dates and Instructions for Filing an Extension
  • Payment Options

If you can't find what you need give us a call. Our number is in the Contact Us section of this page.

Individual Filing Guide

Residency Status

Need to find out if you're a Grand Rapids resident? Kent County maintains a document that tells you which municipality your address is within. Just follow these steps:

  1. Open the document and press Ctrl+F on your keyboard
  2. Search your street number and address
  3. Reference the Political Jurisdiction column to find your municipality

Access the Document

File a 1040EZ Online

Full-year residents can file online if they meet certain conditions. Your income must be derived only from wages, interest, or dividends. None of your income can be excludable from the Grand Rapids Income tax return.

Online EZ Form

Upload your return

If you used Turbo Tax or other electronic program that does not e-file you can upload your file here.

Upload Return

Questions about e-filing?

Email your questions to grefile@grcity.us. We'll get right back to you!

Withholding Guide and Forms

We've put together a guide with everything you need to know about withholding income taxes. Here's a look at what we'll cover in the guide:

  • Who Needs to Withhold
  • Tax Rates
  •  Due Dates
  • Filing and Paying Withholdings

Not finding what you need? Contact us at grwhtax@grcity.us.

Withholder Guide

Employer Account Access

Need to access you online withholding account to print your booklet?

Access Your Account

Partnerships

We keep a library of tax documents that partnerships need. Use the library to find your tax forms. Questions? Email us at gr1065tax@grcity.us.

Partnership Tax Forms

Corporations

We keep a library of tax documents that corporations need. Use the library to find your tax forms. Questions? Email us at gr1120tax@grcity.us.

Corporation Tax Forms

Live in a different city in Michigan? Work in a different city in Michigan? We keep a list of other Michigan cities that impose income taxes. You'll find info about the date their taxes took effect, accepted forms, tax rates, and more!

List of Other Cities