Tax season!

Residents who have not filed their taxes yet or want reliable and updated information can download the Michigan Taxpayer’s Guide 2018 from my website.

The easy-to-use booklet is a reference for the 2017 tax year and can help take some of the confusion out of preparing state tax returns. I encourage residents of the 36th Senate District to review this valuable resource concerning Michigan’s income tax, property taxes and tax credits.

The guide is meant as a helpful resource and not as a substitute for Michigan Department of Treasury tax instruction booklets. The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018 and does not affect individual income taxes for 2017. Click here to download the guide.

Michigan is also reminding taxpayers who filed a 2017 state return that they can check the status of their refund online at

Individuals who e-filed can check their refund status two weeks from the date confirmation was received that the state return was accepted. The status of paper-filed tax returns can be viewed from six to eight weeks after postmarking.

To ensure taxpayer privacy and security, you will need the following information when checking the status of your refund: Social Security number, tax year, filing status, and either your Adjusted Gross Income or Total Household Resources.