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Income Tax

The Income Tax Department is responsible for administering the City of Springfield Income Tax Ordinance. Employees of the department are available to provide assistance to taxpayers with the filing of returns and to answer any questions.

The local Income Tax applies to all residents living in the City of Springfield. Non-residents working in Springfield and businesses located or performing services within the city limits are also required to pay Income Taxes. The income tax rate for residents and businesses is 1%. For non-residents the tax rate is 0.5%. Residents working in another taxing city are allowed a credit for income tax paid to that city, i.e. the City of Battle Creek. The personal exemption amount is $750. Employers doing business in Springfield are required to withhold the local tax and remit to the city on a monthly or quarterly basis. Additional information regarding the City of Springfield Income Tax Ordinance can be found by clicking the button on the left.
Office Hours:
Monday thru Thursday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Closed on Fridays
Phone: (269)965-8324
Fax (269)965-8211
E-mail: incometax@springfieldmich.com
2022 Springfield Income Tax Returns are due May 1, 2023.
  • Assistance with preparing your city return is available in our office during normal business hours, no appointment necessary. Completed returns and payments can be dropped off in our office or at the finance office window or mailed to City of Springfield Income Tax Department, 601 Avenue A, Springfield MI 49037.
  • Completed forms can also be scanned and uploaded here or by using the link on the left side of the page. If return is marked "Pay Tax Due" and an account and routing number is listed, payment will be processed automatically from your bank account listed on the return. Payments can also be made by clicking here or clicking the link on the left side of the page labeled "Make Income Tax Payments". 
Updates and reminders for the 2022 tax return

Form CF-COV is no longer required for non-residents working from home during 2022. If you are a non-resident and your worked remotely outside of Springfield for hours approximating your regular shift, you may allocate wages based on the days you worked remotely. You may not allocate wages for vacation days, holidays, days which you collected unemployment, and days on which you were not in Springfield but only answered occasional work-related emails and phone calls. To allocate wages based on remote work days, you must keep a log to track days worked in Springfield and days worked remotely. You must also attach a letter to your return from your employer confirming the dates or date range that you worked remotely. Failure to attach this letter to your return and properly complete the wages and excludable wages schedule on your return may result in your allocation being denied.


E-file your 2022 Springfield Return

Full-year residents can file online if they meet certain conditions. Your income must be derived from wages, interest, dividends, and/or self employment, with NONE of your income being excludable from the Springfield income tax return. File your Springfield return. Unfortunately non-resident and part-year resident returns cannot be prepared using this site at this time. These returns must be prepared using our tax form or independent tax software and will need to be submitted along with the necessary documents and attachments. Once completed, a physical copy can be submitted to the Income Tax department or you can upload an electronic copy of your return and supporting documents.


If you use a paid tax preparer that e-files your federal and state return, they may be able to e-file your Springfield return using their software. Please double check with them at the time of preparing your return to confirm whether your Springfield return was e-filed or needs to be paper filed. Paper returns prepared by paid preparers can also be submitted to us by scanning and uploading here.
 
If you use TaxAct software or their online site to prepare your own federal and state returns, you will also be able to e-file your Springfield return directly through their software. Visit the TaxAct site for more information (The City of Springfield is in no way connected or associated with TaxAct or any other software vendor). Please note that other software and online tax programs used for self-preparing returns (Turbo Tax, H&R Block, TaxSlayer, etc) do not participate with Michigan city local e-filing. Although many do allow you to prepare the city return, they will require to you paper file the return.
You may be required to pay quarterly estimated tax payments for 2023.
Estimated tax payments may be required if you anticipate having a Springfield Income Tax balance due for 2023 of $100 or more. Failure to make these payments when required may result in additional penalty and interest being assessed. Additional information including instructions and payment vouchers can be found  on the documents and forms page of our website under the section titled "Income Tax (Estimates & Miscellaneous Forms). Payments may also be paid online by clicking here or on the button the the left that says "Make Income Tax Payments" and selecting "Estimated Tax Payment" in the drop down menu. Online payments do not require vouchers to be submitted.

Due Dates for 2023 Quarterly Estimate payments:
1st Quarter: April 30th, 2023
2nd Quarter: June 30th, 2023
3rd Quarter: September 30th, 2023
4th Quarter: January 31st, 2024