When a Michigan citizen reaches the age of 80, if their Federal Adjusted Gross Income does not exceed $500,000, the requirement to file Michigan Income Tax should be eliminated.
As an example, I once visited an elderly couple in their 80’s who expressed that both were fearful of being unable to remain in their home. The reason for the fear was due to the rising cost of living, increasing property taxes and government fees. As a retired couple they were living on a fixed income. For this couple, now in their “Golden Years”, the Michigan State income tax should be eliminated as a worry.