MPSC: Home Heating Credits Now Being Processed
Jan 20, 2015
Contact: Judy Palnau, 517-284-8300
Agency: Michigan Public Service Commission
January 20, 2015 - The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today noted that the Michigan Department of Treasury is now processing Michigan Home Heating Credits (HHC) for the 2014 tax year. The credit assists low-income customers with winter energy bills.
The average credit in 2014 was $130.
Instruction booklets and forms have been mailed out by the Department of Treasury. Almost 82 percent of the HHCs were e-filed in 2014. For those people who file a tax return, the Michigan Department of Treasury encourages them to e-file their returns because it speeds processing and reduces errors for the HHC. To find an authorized e-file provider and information on free e-file services, visit Treasury's website: MIFastFile.org (http://www.mifastfile.org/).
Individuals may apply for the HHC even if they do not file a tax return.
Forms and instructional materials are available on the Internet atmichigan.gov/incometax (http://www.michigan.gov/incometax) or by calling 517-636-4486.
In addition, forms will be available at many libraries and post offices in Northern Michigan and Department of Human Services branch offices across the state. Heating assistance information is available atmichigan.gov/heatingassistance (http://www.michigan.gov/heatingassistance).
The MPSC's BeWinterWise website provides additional information: michigan.gov/bewinterwise (http://www.michigan.gov/bewinterwise).
The MPSC is an agency within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.