Michigan - Local Standards: Housing and Utilities

 

Disclaimer: IRS Collection Financial Standards are intended for use in calculating repayment of delinquent taxes. These Standards are effective on April 25, 2022 for purposes of federal tax administration only. Expense information for use in bankruptcy calculations can be found on the website for the U.S. Trustee Program.

The housing and utilities standards are derived from U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and are provided by state down to the county level. The standard for a particular county and family size includes both housing and utilities allowed for a taxpayer's primary place of residence. Generally, the total number of persons allowed for determining family size should be the same as those allowed as exemptions on the taxpayer's most recent year income tax return.

Housing and utilities standards include mortgage or rent, property taxes, interest, insurance, maintenance, repairs, gas, electric, water, heating oil, garbage collection, residential telephone service, cell phone service, cable television, and Internet service. The tables include five categories for one, two, three, four, and five or more persons in a household.

The taxpayer is allowed the standard amount, or the amount actually spent on housing and utilities, whichever is less. If the amount claimed is more than the total allowed by the housing and utilities standards, the taxpayer must provide documentation to substantiate those expenses are necessary living expenses.

Maximum Monthly Allowance

County 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 1 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 2 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 3 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 4 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 5
Alcona County 1,143 1,343 1,415 1,578 1,603
Alger County 1,300 1,527 1,609 1,794 1,823
Allegan County 1,437 1,688 1,779 1,984 2,016
Alpena County 1,140 1,339 1,411 1,573 1,599
Antrim County 1,366 1,604 1,690 1,884 1,915
Arenac County 1,173 1,378 1,452 1,619 1,645
Baraga County 1,214 1,425 1,502 1,675 1,702
Barry County 1,439 1,690 1,781 1,986 2,018
Bay County 1,260 1,479 1,559 1,738 1,766
Benzie County 1,353 1,589 1,674 1,867 1,897
Berrien County 1,377 1,617 1,704 1,900 1,931
Branch County 1,277 1,500 1,581 1,763 1,791
Calhoun County 1,300 1,527 1,609 1,794 1,823
Cass County 1,363 1,601 1,687 1,881 1,911
Charlevoix County 1,401 1,646 1,734 1,933 1,965
Cheboygan County 1,273 1,495 1,575 1,756 1,784
Chippewa County 1,236 1,452 1,530 1,706 1,733
Clare County 1,164 1,367 1,440 1,606 1,632
Clinton County 1,581 1,857 1,957 2,182 2,217
Crawford County 1,185 1,391 1,466 1,635 1,661
Delta County 1,257 1,477 1,556 1,735 1,763
Dickinson County 1,233 1,448 1,526 1,701 1,729
Eaton County 1,487 1,746 1,840 2,052 2,085
Emmet County 1,452 1,705 1,797 2,004 2,036
Genesee County 1,382 1,624 1,711 1,908 1,939
Gladwin County 1,253 1,472 1,551 1,729 1,757
Gogebic County 1,124 1,320 1,391 1,551 1,576
Grand Traverse County 1,513 1,777 1,872 2,087 2,121
Gratiot County 1,240 1,457 1,535 1,712 1,739
Hillsdale County 1,260 1,480 1,560 1,739 1,767
Houghton County 1,244 1,461 1,539 1,716 1,744
Huron County 1,205 1,415 1,491 1,662 1,689
Ingham County 1,469 1,725 1,818 2,027 2,060
Ionia County 1,347 1,582 1,667 1,859 1,889
Iosco County 1,096 1,288 1,357 1,513 1,537
Iron County 1,145 1,345 1,417 1,580 1,605
Isabella County 1,370 1,609 1,695 1,890 1,920
Jackson County 1,349 1,584 1,669 1,861 1,891
Kalamazoo County 1,492 1,753 1,847 2,059 2,093
Kalkaska County 1,207 1,418 1,494 1,666 1,693
Kent County 1,475 1,732 1,825 2,035 2,068
Keweenaw County 1,205 1,415 1,491 1,662 1,689
Lake County 1,168 1,371 1,445 1,611 1,637
Lapeer County 1,442 1,694 1,785 1,990 2,022
Leelanau County 1,580 1,856 1,956 2,181 2,216
Lenawee County 1,377 1,617 1,704 1,900 1,931
Livingston County 1,739 2,042 2,152 2,399 2,438
Luce County 1,164 1,367 1,440 1,606 1,632
Mackinac County 1,277 1,500 1,581 1,763 1,791
Macomb County 1,530 1,796 1,893 2,111 2,145
Manistee County 1,304 1,532 1,614 1,800 1,829
Marquette County 1,361 1,599 1,685 1,879 1,909
Mason County 1,308 1,536 1,619 1,805 1,834
Mecosta County 1,307 1,535 1,617 1,803 1,832
Menominee County 1,178 1,384 1,458 1,626 1,652
Midland County 1,421 1,669 1,759 1,961 1,993
Missaukee County 1,237 1,453 1,531 1,707 1,735
Monroe County 1,493 1,754 1,848 2,061 2,094
Montcalm County 1,241 1,458 1,536 1,713 1,740
Montmorency County 1,181 1,387 1,462 1,630 1,656
Muskegon County 1,274 1,497 1,577 1,758 1,787
Newaygo County 1,303 1,531 1,613 1,798 1,828
Oakland County 1,804 2,119 2,233 2,490 2,530
Oceana County 1,239 1,456 1,534 1,710 1,738
Ogemaw County 1,171 1,375 1,449 1,616 1,642
Ontonagon County 1,138 1,337 1,409 1,571 1,596
Osceola County 1,200 1,409 1,485 1,656 1,683
Oscoda County 1,107 1,300 1,370 1,528 1,552
Otsego County 1,328 1,560 1,644 1,833 1,863
Ottawa County 1,516 1,780 1,876 2,092 2,126
Presque Isle County 1,161 1,364 1,437 1,602 1,628
Roscommon County 1,152 1,353 1,426 1,590 1,616
Saginaw County 1,311 1,539 1,622 1,809 1,838
St. Clair County 1,420 1,668 1,758 1,960 1,992
St. Joseph County 1,267 1,488 1,568 1,748 1,777
Sanilac County 1,236 1,452 1,530 1,706 1,733
Schoolcraft County 1,205 1,415 1,491 1,662 1,689
Shiawassee County 1,332 1,564 1,648 1,838 1,867
Tuscola County 1,283 1,507 1,588 1,771 1,799
Van Buren County 1,399 1,643 1,731 1,930 1,961
Washtenaw County 1,919 2,254 2,375 2,648 2,691
Wayne County 1,479 1,737 1,830 2,040 2,073
Wexford County 1,248 1,466 1,545 1,723 1,750