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 March 25, 2019 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 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5

Alcona County

1,010

1,186

1,250

1,394

1,416

Alger County

1,130

1,328

1,399

1,560

1,585

Allegan County

1,287

1,512

1,593

1,776

1,805

Alpena County

1,031

1,211

1,276

1,423

1,446

Antrim County

1,209

1,420

1,496

1,668

1,695

Arenac County

1,063

1,248

1,315

1,466

1,490

Baraga County

1,075

1,263

1,331

1,484

1,508

Barry County

1,265

1,485

1,565

1,745

1,773

Bay County

1,125

1,321

1,392

1,552

1,577

Benzie County

1,210

1,421

1,497

1,669

1,696

Berrien County

1,226

1,440

1,517

1,691

1,719

Branch County

1,085

1,275

1,343

1,497

1,522

Calhoun County

1,166

1,369

1,443

1,609

1,635

Cass County

1,193

1,402

1,477

1,647

1,673

Charlevoix County

1,269

1,491

1,571

1,752

1,780

Cheboygan County

1,103

1,295

1,365

1,522

1,547

Chippewa County

1,105

1,298

1,368

1,525

1,550

Clare County

1,020

1,198

1,262

1,407

1,430

Clinton County

1,399

1,644

1,732

1,931

1,962

Crawford County

1,041

1,222

1,288

1,436

1,459

Delta County

1,107

1,300

1,370

1,528

1,552

Dickinson County

1,082

1,271

1,339

1,493

1,517

Eaton County

1,323

1,554

1,637

1,825

1,855

Emmet County

1,280

1,503

1,584

1,766

1,795

Genesee County

1,229

1,443

1,521

1,696

1,723

Gladwin County

1,073

1,260

1,328

1,481

1,505

Gogebic County

983

1,154

1,216

1,356

1,378

Grand Traverse County

1,323

1,554

1,637

1,825

1,855

Gratiot County

1,117

1,312

1,383

1,542

1,567

Hillsdale County

1,124

1,320

1,391

1,551

1,576

Houghton County

1,083

1,272

1,340

1,494

1,518

Huron County

1,066

1,252

1,319

1,471

1,494

Ingham County

1,294

1,519

1,601

1,785

1,814

Ionia County

1,212

1,424

1,500

1,673

1,700

Iosco County

983

1,155

1,217

1,357

1,379

Iron County

1,015

1,192

1,256

1,400

1,423

Isabella County

1,225

1,439

1,516

1,690

1,718

Jackson County

1,197

1,405

1,481

1,651

1,678

Kalamazoo County

1,312

1,541

1,624

1,811

1,840

Kalkaska County

1,050

1,234

1,300

1,450

1,473

Kent County

1,285

1,509

1,590

1,773

1,801

Keweenaw County

1,056

1,240

1,307

1,457

1,481

Lake County

1,007

1,182

1,246

1,389

1,412

Lapeer County

1,307

1,535

1,618

1,804

1,833

Leelanau County

1,411

1,657

1,746

1,947

1,978

Lenawee County

1,227

1,441

1,518

1,693

1,720

Livingston County

1,555

1,827

1,925

2,146

2,181

Luce County

1,016

1,193

1,257

1,402

1,424

Mackinac County

1,138

1,337

1,409

1,571

1,596

Macomb County

1,367

1,606

1,692

1,887

1,917

Manistee County

1,126

1,323

1,394

1,554

1,579

Marquette County

1,197

1,405

1,481

1,651

1,678

Mason County

1,163

1,366

1,439

1,604

1,630

Mecosta County

1,147

1,347

1,419

1,582

1,608

Menominee County

1,046

1,229

1,295

1,444

1,467

Midland County

1,265

1,485

1,565

1,745

1,773

Missaukee County

1,071

1,257

1,325

1,477

1,501

Monroe County

1,328

1,559

1,643

1,832

1,862

Montcalm County

1,090

1,280

1,349

1,504

1,528

Montmorency County

1,029

1,208

1,273

1,419

1,442

Muskegon County

1,126

1,322

1,393

1,553

1,578

Newaygo County

1,130

1,328

1,399

1,560

1,585

Oakland County

1,610

1,891

1,993

2,222

2,258

Oceana County

1,096

1,288

1,357

1,513

1,537

Ogemaw County

1,050

1,233

1,299

1,448

1,472

Ontonagon County

996

1,170

1,233

1,375

1,397

Osceola County

1,065

1,251

1,318

1,470

1,493

Oscoda County

980

1,151

1,213

1,352

1,374

Otsego County

1,132

1,330

1,401

1,562

1,587

Ottawa County

1,316

1,546

1,629

1,816

1,846

Presque Isle County

1,024

1,202

1,267

1,413

1,436

Roscommon County

1,008

1,184

1,248

1,392

1,414

Saginaw County

1,159

1,362

1,435

1,600

1,626

St. Clair County

1,275

1,498

1,578

1,759

1,788

St. Joseph County

1,108

1,301

1,371

1,529

1,553

Sanilac County

1,094

1,285

1,354

1,510

1,534

Schoolcraft County

1,130

1,327

1,398

1,559

1,584

Shiawassee County

1,172

1,376

1,450

1,617

1,643

Tuscola County

1,135

1,333

1,405

1,567

1,592

Van Buren County

1,216

1,428

1,505

1,678

1,705

Washtenaw County

1,687

1,982

2,088

2,328

2,366

Wayne County

1,322

1,553

1,636

1,824

1,854

Wexford County

1,086

1,275

1,344

1,499

1,523


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