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Sales, use and withholding tax annual return deadline in two weeks

LANSING — With two weeks left until all Sales, Use and Withholding (SUW) Tax annual returns are due, the Michigan Department of Treasury is encouraging eligible business taxpayers to consider using the new SUW Tax EZ Annual Return (Form 5801 EZ).

Business taxpayers with less than $10 million in gross receipts and no allowable deductions or exemptions can file the new SUW Tax EZ Annual Return. This form is available exclusively through Michigan Treasury Online and requires about one-third of the information when compared to the standard SUW Tax annual return. To date, more than 42,200 business taxpayers have opted to use the new SUW Tax EZ Annual Return, accounting for more than half of SUW Tax annual returns e-filed to date.

“Our new SUW Tax EZ Annual Return option requires less time, less taxpayer information and is completely paperless,” said Deputy State Treasurer Glenn White, who oversees Treasury’s Tax Administration programs. “Michigan Treasury Online makes filing returns and paying your business taxes easy. If you meet the criteria, take advantage of this new EZ form.”

To use the new SUW EZ Form, go to www.michigan.gov/mtobusiness and create a Michigan Treasury Online account. No personally identifiable or sensitive information will be required. Business taxpayers will need their Treasury business account number and sales, rental and payroll records for the tax year to use the new SUW Tax EZ Annual Return. All business taxpayers are required to submit their SUW Tax annual returns by Feb. 28.

Details: Visit www.michigan.gov/taxes or follow the state Treasury Department on Twitter at @ MITreasury. — G.G.

Nonprofit raising funds to help Flint neighborhoods thrive

FLINT — Court Street Village Nonprofit Housing Corporation, 727 East St., launched a GoFundMe Charity crowdfunding campaign Feb. 13 to raise $20,000 in community donations. The campaign is seeking to raise 100 donations of $100 ($10,000) by April 14 to meet the matching criteria set by several anonymous neighbors who have committed up to $10,000 dollars towards the goal. Donations can be given at: charity. gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/help-court-streetvillage serve-flint-mi-neighborhoods

In the past decade, Court Street Village Nonprofit has leveraged more than $200,000 in project funding and led to the realization of many neighborhood improvement projects that have proven to be a model for the rest of the city Court Street Village currently serves two key downtown Flint neighborhoods: Fairfield Village and Central Park. Over the past several years, funding sources have changed, and Court Street Village needs the community’s support to maintain its operations and continue to serve the downtown Flint neighborhoods.

Court Street Village does not charge the neighborhoods for any of its services and has been able to receive public or private funding to maintain its staff and operations at the Doris Sain Neighborhood House, 727 East St.

Details: Call 810-767-0603. — G.G.