Thousands of State Taxpayers Overpay Due to Programing Issue


LANSING — Inaccurate programming issues at the Michigan Department of the Treasury has resulted in thousands of Michigan business and individual tax payers to overpay for sales, use, and withholding taxes, says public accounting firm Mattina, Kent & Gibbons PC. 

“Taxpayers, both businesses and individuals, should always review any notice that they receive from any tax authority for accuracy and authenticity,” says Scott McGovern, a tax partner in the Rochester office of Mattina, Kent & Gibbons PC.  “Once they determine it’s authentic, the next step is to determine if it’s correct.  The notices can be fully correct, partially correct, or totally wrong.”

The overpayment of taxes serves as a reminder to Michigan taxpayers to verify accuracy of any bill before payment is made, according to Mattina, Kent & Gibbons. 

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