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Schedule of Corporate Income Tax Liability for a Michigan Business Tax Filer
4946, 2016 Michigan Schedule of Corporate Income Tax Liability for a Michigan Business Tax Filer

Attachment 26 Michigan Department of Treasury 4946 (Rev. 04-16), Page 1 2016 MICHIGAN Schedule of Corporate Income Tax Liability for a Michigan Business Tax Filer Issued under authority of Public Act 36 of 2007 and PA 39 of 2011. Taxpayer Name (print or type) Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) PArT 1: APPorTIoNMeNT CALCuLATIoN 1. 2. 3. 00 00 % 4. Federal taxable income from federal Form 1120 (Includes ag activities. Non-C Corporations, see instructions.) 4. 00 5. Domestic production activities deduction based on IRC § 199 reported on federal Form 8903, to the extent deducted from federal taxable income .............................................................................................................. 6. Miscellaneous (see instructions) ........................................................................................................................ 5. 6. 00 00 7. Adjustments due to decoupling of Michigan depreciation from IRC § 168(k). If adjustment is negative, enter as negative: a. Net bonus depreciation adjustment .................................................. 7a. 00 b. Gain/loss adjustment on sale of eligible depreciable asset(s) ........... 7b. 00 c. Add lines 7a and 7b. If negative, enter as negative....................................................................................... 8. Add lines 4, 5, 6 and 7c. If negative, enter as negative...................................................................................... 7c. 8. 00 00 9. 10. 00 00 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Income from non-unitary FTEs (Enter loss as negative) ................................................................................... Dividends and royalties received from persons other than U.S. persons and foreign operating entities .......... Interest income derived from United States obligations .................................................................................... Miscellaneous (see instructions) ....................................................................................................................... Total Subtractions from Income. Add lines 18 through 21 ................................................................................. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 00 00 00 00 00 23. Corporate Income Tax Base. Subtract line 22 from line 17. If negative, enter as negative .......................... 24. Apportioned Corporate Income Tax Base. Multiply line 23 by percentage from line 3 ...................................... 25. Apportioned income from non-unitary FTEs and pro forma CIT business loss carryforward ............................ 26. Add line 24 and line 25. If negative, enter zero ................................................................................................. 23. 24. 25. 26. 00 00 00 00 27. Corporate Income Tax Before Credit. Multiply line 26 by 6% (0.06). If apportioned or allocated gross receipts are less than $350,000, enter zero ...................................................................................................... 27. 00 1. Michigan sales of the taxpayer. (If no Michigan sales, enter zero) ................................................................ 2. Total sales of the taxpayer ............................................................................................................................. 3. Apportionment percentage. Divide line 1 by line 2 ............................................................................................. PArT 2: BuSINeSS INCoMe TAX 9. For a Unitary Business Group (UBG), total group eliminations from business income. (See instructions.) All other filers, enter zero................................................................................................................................... 10. Business Income. All filers, subtract line 9 from line 8. If negative, enter as negative .................................... Additions to Business Income 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Interest income and dividends derived from obligations or securities of states other than Michigan ................. Taxes on or measured by net income, including CIT (see instructions) ............................................................. Any carryback or carryover of a federal net operating loss (enter as a positive number) ................................... Royalty, interest, and other expenses paid to a related person that is not a UBG member of this taxpayer ...... Miscellaneous (see instructions) ....................................................................................................................... Total Additions to Income. Add lines 11 through 15 ........................................................................................... Corporate Income Tax Base After Additions. Add lines 10 and 16. If negative, enter as negative.............. Subtractions from Business Income 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. + 0000 2016 56 01 27 0 Continue on Page 2 4946, Page 2 Taxpayer FEIN PArT 3: ToTAL CorPorATe INCoMe TAX 28. Small Business Alternative Credit (see instructions) ......................................................................................... 29. Tax Liability after the Small Business Alternative Credit. Subtract line 28 from line 27............................. 28. 29. 00 00 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 00 00 00 00 00 00 PArT 4: CerTIFICATeD AND reCAPTureD CreDITS 30. Certificated Nonrefundable Credits from Form 4947, line 11 ............................................................................ 31. Subtract line 30 from line 29. If less than zero, enter zero ................................................................................ 32. Recapture of Certain Business Tax Credits for CIT from Form 4947, line 28.................................................... 33. Total Tax Liability. Add line 31 and line 32 ......................................................................................................... 34. Certificated Refundable Credits from Form 4947, line 39 ................................................................................. 35. Subtract line 34 from line 33. If negative, enter as negative.............................................................................. PArT 5: MBT CALCuLATIoN To CoMPAre AGAINST CIT 36. 37. Total MBT Liability after Recapture from Form 4567, line 57 ............................................................................ Refundable Credits from Form 4574, line 23..................................................................................................... 36. 37. 00 00 38. MBT Liability after Refundable Credits. Subtract line 37 from line 36. If less than zero, enter as a negative number. A negative number here represents an overpayment .......................................................................... 38. 00 39. If line 35 is greater than line 38, enter the difference. If line 38 is greater than or equal to line 35, enter zero. Carry to Form 4567, line 58. (See examples below.) ........................................................................................ 39. 00 eXAMPLeS 1. If both lines 38 and 35 are tax due: Example A: Line 38 = $100; line 35 = $300; enter 200 on line 39 Example B: Line 38 = $300; line 35 = $100; enter 0 on line 39 2. If both lines 38 and 39 are overpayments Example C: Line 38 = ($700); line 35 = ($400); enter 300 on line 39 Example D: Line 38 = ($400); line 35 = ($700); enter 0 on line 39 3. Of lines 38 and 39, if one is tax due and one is an overpayment Example E: Line 38 = ($500); line 35 = $200; enter 700 on line 39 Example F: Line 38 = $200; line 35 = ($500); enter 0 on line 39 + 0000 2016 56 02 27 8 Instructions for Form 4946 Schedule of Corporate Income Tax Liability for a Michigan Business Tax Filer Purpose To calculate the Corporate Income Tax (CIT) liability for standard taxpayers filing a Michigan Business Tax (MBT) return. A taxpayer calculates the business income and modified gross receipts tax bases of the MBT and applies all credits, including certificated credits, deductions, and exemptions available under the MBT. Then, a taxpayer calculates the business income tax base under the CIT, applies all credits and deductions available under the CIT and the amount of certificated credit allowed from the MBT. The amount of certificated credit allowed from the MBT is the amount of nonrefundable credit needed to offset MBT liability plus the entire amount of a refundable credit. If the result of both steps of the calculation is a negative number, the taxpayer will receive a refund of the lower negative; but a nonrefundable credit cannot be used to reduce liability below zero. A taxpayer must pay the higher liability or take the lower refund. Line-by-Line Instructions Lines not listed are explained on the form. Public Law 86-272 Protection: If business activity is protected under Public Law (PL) 86-272, leave lines 4 through 29 blank. For more information, please see the instructions to Part 2 of Form 4567. Name and Account Number: Enter the name and Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) as they appear on the corresponding copy of the Michigan Business Tax Annual Return (Form 4567). UBGs: Complete one Form 4946 for the group, with all numbers entered reflecting the total amount for all members in the group. Exempt income (loss) from certain flow-through entities (FTEs): Public Act 233 of 2013 provides that, in the case of an FTE that made the election to remain taxable under the MBT, each owner of the FTE that does not file as a member of a unitary business group with the FTE shall disregard all items attributable to that member’s ownership interest in the electing FTE for all purposes of the CIT. If the taxpayer filing this form owns an interest in an FTE that files an MBT return for the FTE’s tax year that ends with or within this taxpayer’s tax year, the taxpayer’s distributive share of income (loss) from such FTE will be exempt from the taxpayer’s CIT portion of the MBT/CIT comparison calculation. However, do not exclude the exempt income (loss) on lines 4 through 22 of this form. The corporate income tax base attributable to such FTE will be removed via line 18.. Part 1: Apportionment Calculation For a Michigan-based taxpayer, all sales are Michigan sales unless the taxpayer is subject to tax in another state or foreign country. A taxpayer is subject to a tax in another state or foreign country if the taxpayer is subject to a business privilege tax, a net income tax, a franchise tax measured by net income, a franchise tax for the privilege of doing business, a corporate stock tax, or if the state or foreign country has jurisdiction to subject the taxpayer to 1 or more of the above listed taxes. In that state, the taxpayer must be subject to a business privilege tax, a net income tax, a franchise tax measured by net income, a franchise tax for the privilege of doing business, or a corporation stock tax, or that state has jurisdiction to subject the taxpayer to one or more of such taxes regardless of whether the tax is imposed. The CIT is based only on business activity apportioned to Michigan. A taxpayer that has not established nexus with one other state or a foreign country is subject to the CIT on its entire business activity. Business activity is apportioned to Michigan based on sales. Sale or Sales means the amounts received by the taxpayer as consideration from the following: • The transfer of title to, or possession of, property that is stock in trade or other property of a kind which would properly be included in the inventory of the taxpayer if on hand at the close of the tax period, or property held by the taxpayer primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of its trade or business. For intangible property, the amounts received will be limited to any gain received from the disposition of that property. • Performance of services which constitute business activities. • The rental, leasing, licensing, or use of tangible or intangible property, including interest, that constitutes business activity. • Any combination of business activities described above. • For taxpayers not engaged in any other business activities, sales include interest, dividends, and other income from investment assets and activities and from trading assets and activities. If a flow-through entity (FTE) is unitary with the taxpayer, the taxpayer’s sales factor includes its proportionate share of the sales of the FTE. Proportionate sales between the taxpayer and a unitary FTE, and between FTEs unitary with the taxpayer, are eliminated. See CIT Unitary Relationships with FlowThrough Entities (Form 4900) for further guidance. Use the information in the “Sourcing of Sales to Michigan” section in CIT for Standard Taxpayers booklet (Form 4890) to determine Michigan sales. Line 1: Enter Michigan sales that are directly attributable to the taxpayer plus the proportionate Michigan sales, after eliminations, from unitary FTEs. The amount of Michigan sales to include from unitary FTEs is computed on CIT Form 4900. For transportation services that source sales based on revenue miles, enter (or include) a Michigan sales amount on this line by multiplying total sales of the transportation service by the ratio of Michigan revenue miles over revenue miles everywhere. Revenue mile means the transportation for a consideration of one net ton in weight or one passenger the 33 distance of one mile. Certain types of transportation services have special sourcing provisions. See the “Sourcing of Sales to Michigan” section of the CIT for Standard Taxpayers booklet (Form 4890). NOTE: Only transportation services are sourced using revenue miles. To the extent the taxpayer has business activities or revenue streams not from transportation services, those receipts should be sourced accordingly. UBGs: Enter on this line the entire amount of Michigan sales of all members in the group after eliminations. For more information see the instructions for CIT Data for Unitary Business Group Members (Form 4897). Line 2: Enter total sales that are directly attributable to the taxpayer plus the proportionate total sales, after eliminations, from unitary FTEs. The amount of total sales to include from unitary FTEs is computed on CIT Form 4900. For transportation services, enter (or include) total sales. UBGs: Enter on this line the entire amount of total sales of all members in the group after eliminations. For more information see the instructions for CIT Data on Unitary Business Group Members (Form 4897). PArT 2: BuSINeSS INCoMe Line 4: Non-C Corporations enter this line as business income. Business income includes payments and items of income and expense attributable to the business activity of the Non-C Corporation (Partnership or S Corporation) and separately reported to the members. Agricultural activities: Include income from the production of agricultural activities on line 12. Farms are not exempt under the CIT. Furthermore, the tax base attributable to the production of agricultural goods by a person whose primary activity is the production of agricultural goods is similarly not exempt. Line 6: There are currently no miscellaneous items to be entered on this line. Leave this line blank. Line 9: For UBGs only: Enter the group’s total eliminations from federal taxable income. NOTE: Elimination, where required, applies to transactions between any members of the UBG. For example, if the UBG includes standard taxpayers (not owned by and unitary with a financial institution in the UBG), an insurance company, and two financial institutions, transactions between a standard taxpayer member and an insurance or financial member are eliminated whenever elimination is required, despite the fact that the insurance and financial members are not reported on the combined return filed by standard taxpayer members. However, there is no elimination with an otherwise related entity if the related entity is excluded from the UBG. For example, consider a group with a U.S. parent, a U.S. subsidiary, and a foreign operating entity subsidiary that would otherwise be a UBG, but the foreign operating entity is excluded from the UBG by definition. The U.S. parent filing a UBG return may not eliminate intercompany transactions between itself and the foreign operating entity. 34 Additions to Business Income Line 11: Enter any interest income and dividends from bonds and similar obligations or securities of states other than Michigan and their political subdivisions in the same amount that was excluded from federal taxable income (as defined for CIT purposes). Reduce this addition by any expenses related to the foregoing income that were disallowed on the federal return by IRC § 265 and § 291. Line 12: Enter all taxes on, or measured by, net income including city and state taxes, Foreign Income Tax, and Federal Environmental Tax claimed as a deduction on the taxpayer’s federal return. This includes the tax imposed under the CIT to the extent claimed as a deduction on the taxpayer’s federal return. This also includes, to the extent deducted in arriving at federal taxable income (as defined for CIT purposes), the Business Income Tax component of the MBT. This does NOT include the Modified Gross Receipts component of the MBT or the MBT surcharge. Line 13: Enter any net operating loss carryback or carryover that was deducted in arriving at federal taxable income (as defined for CIT purposes). Enter this amount as a positive number. Line 14: Enter, to the extent deducted in arriving at federal taxable income (as defined for CIT purposes), any royalty, interest, or other expense paid to a person related to the taxpayer by ownership or control for the use of an intangible asset if the person is not included in the taxpayer’s UBG. Royalty, interest, or other expense described here is not required to be included if the taxpayer can demonstrate that the transaction has a nontax business purpose other than avoidance of this tax, is conducted with arm’s-length pricing and rates and terms as applied in accordance with IRC § 482 and § 1274(d), and satisfies one of the following: • Is a pass through of another transaction between a third party and the related person with comparable rates and terms. • Results in double taxation. For this purpose, double taxation exists if the transaction is subject to tax in another jurisdiction. • Is unreasonable as determined by the Treasurer, and the taxpayer agrees that the addition would be unreasonable based on the taxpayer’s facts and circumstances. • The related person (recipient of the transaction) is organized under the laws of a foreign nation which has in force a comprehensive income tax treaty with the United States. Line 15: Enter on this line the expenses that resulted from the production of oil and gas if that production of oil and gas is subject to Michigan severance tax on oil or gas, 1929 PA 48. Also enter expenses related to the income derived from a mineral to the extent that income is included on line 21 and that expense was deducted in arriving at federal taxable income. Subtractions from Business Income Subtractions are generally available to the extent included in arriving at FTI (as defined for CIT purposes). Line 18: Complete all other subtractions from business income, lines 19 through 21, before completing line 18. Enter on this line the sum of all entries in Column C of CIT Non- Unitary Relationships with Flow-Through Entities (Form 4898). If an amount is entered on this line, Form 4898 should be used to compute the amount required to be entered here. Do not include Form 4898 with this filing. Retain a copy for your records. To calculate apportionment properly, line 18 removes from the corporate income tax base the taxpayer’s distributive share of income (loss) attributable to a non-unitary flow-through entity (FTE). Income or loss received as a distributive share from a non-unitary FTE is subtracted here (prior to apportionment of the CIT tax base on line 24), and apportioned on Form 4898 according to the FTE’s apportionment factor. The resulting amount from Form 4898 is then added back on line 25. Flow-through entity means an entity that for the applicable tax year is treated as a subchapter S corporation under section 1362(a) of the IRC, a general partnership, a trust, a limited partnership, a limited liability partnership, or a limited liability company, that for the tax year is not taxed as a C corporation for federal income tax purposes. See the General Information section of the instructions for Form 4898 for an explanation of FTEs with which a taxpayer is not unitary. Line 19: Enter, to the extent included in federal taxable income (as defined for CIT purposes), any dividends and royalties received from persons other than United States persons and foreign operating entities, including, but not limited to, amounts determined under IRC § 78 or IRC §§ 951 to 964. Line 20: To the extent included in federal taxable income (as defined for CIT purposes), deduct interest income derived from United States obligations. Line 21: Enter on this line income from the production of oil and gas if that production of oil and gas is subject to Michigan severance tax on oil and gas, 1929 PA 48, to the extent that income was included in federal taxable income. Also enter, income derived from a mineral to the extent included in federal taxable income. Line 25: The entry on this line is the combination of the following two items: Item 1: The apportioned amount of corporate income tax base attributable to the taxpayer’s distributive share of income (loss) from a non-unitary flow-through entity (FTE). The amount for this Item 1 can be found by summing all the entries from Column E of CIT Form 4898. If an amount is entered on this line, Form 4898 should be used to compute the amount required to be entered here. Do not include Form 4898 with this filing. Retain a copy for your records. NOTE: In this calculation, do not include distributive share items attributable to an FTE that is not unitary with the taxpayer and has a valid election in place to file MBT for its tax year that ends with or within the taxpayer’s tax year, in accordance with PA 233 of 2013. CIT business loss incurred as an MBT taxpayer after December 31, 2011. Business loss means a negative business income tax base, after apportionment, if applicable. For this calculation, pro forma CIT business loss is available if line 26 of the previous year’s Form 4946 was negative prior to applying the “If negative, enter zero” instruction found on that line. Convert this amount to a positive number before subtracting it from Item 1. If the result of the calculation described above is negative, enter it as a negative on the form. The calculation described above is illustrated as follows: If apportioned income from non-unitary FTEs is 100, and pro forma CIT business loss carryforward from the prior period is 250, the entry on line 25 is -150. If apportioned loss from non-unitary FTEs is -100, and pro forma CIT business loss carryforward from the prior period is 60, the entry on line 25 is -160. For any return with a non-zero amount on this line, attach a statement identifying separately the amount attributable to Item 1 and Item 2. Line 26: If line 26 is negative, enter zero on this form but retain the negative amount for use on line 25 of Form 4946 for the next tax year. NOTE: Any loss carryforward created in this calculation will evaporate when the taxpayer’s MBT election ends. This is described as a pro forma CIT business loss because it cannot be claimed on an actual CIT return. Line 27: IMPORTANT: If apportioned or allocated gross receipts, as defined under the MBT, are less than $350,000, enter a zero on this line. If a business operated less than 12 months, annualize gross receipts to determine if this rule applies. Annualizing Multiply each applicable amount, total gross receipts, adjusted business income, and shareholder, officer, and partner income by 12 and divide the result by the number of months the business operated. Generally, a business is considered in business for one month if the business operated for more than half the days of the month. If the tax year is less than one month, consider the tax year to be one month for the purposes of the calculation. PArT 3: ToTAL CorPorATe INCoMe TAX Line 28: Calculate this line by using the Small Business Alternative Credit Calculation for the Corporate Income Tax worksheet later in these instructions. Retain the worksheet with your tax records. Do not include the worksheet as part of this return. Include completed Form 4946 as part of the tax return filing. Item 2: Subtract from Item 1 any available pro forma 35 Small Business Alternative Credit Calculation for the Corporate Income Tax Worksheet for the 2015 Michigan Business Tax The Small Business Alternative Credit is NoT available if any of the following conditions exist: • Gross receipts exceed $20,000,000; or • Adjusted business income after loss adjustment exceeds $1,361,100; or • Any shareholder or officer has allocated income after loss adjustment of over $180,000, as determined on the MBT Schedule of Shareholders and Officers (Form 4894). • Compensation and director fees of a shareholder or officer exceed $180,000. The Small Business Alternative Credit must be reduced if any of the following conditions exist: • Any shareholder or officer has allocated income after loss adjustment of over $160,000 but not over $180,000, as determined on Form 4894. • Gross receipts exceed $19,000,000 but are less than $20,000,000. NoTe: A taxpayer claiming the CIT Small Business Alternative Credit on Line 28 should complete CIT Form 4894 before completing this worksheet, and retain a copy for its records. Do not include a copy of Form 4894 as part of this return. 1. 2. Gross Receipts (see instructions).......................................................................................................................... Tax liability prior to this credit from Form 4946, line 27 ......................................................................................... 1. 2. . 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. . 10. 11. . . Adjusted Business Income 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Business Income from Form 4946, line 10 ............................................................................................................ Carryback or carryover capital loss. Enter as a positive number (see instructions) .............................................. Carryback or carryover of a federal net operating loss from Form 4946, line 13. Enter as a positive number ..... Subtotal. Add lines 3, 4 and 5 ............................................................................................................................... Compensation and director fees of active shareholders from Form 4894, line 1 ................................................. Compensation and director fees of officers from Form 4894, line 2 ..................................................................... Adjusted Business Income. Add lines 6, 7 and 8................................................................................................... . . . . . . Small Business Alternative Credit Calculation 10. 11. 12. 13. 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 Small Business Alternative Tax. Multiply line 9 by 1.8% (0.018). If less than zero, enter zero ............................ Small Business Alternative Credit. Subtract line 10 from line 2. If less than zero, enter zero ....................... Allocated income used for reduction (see instructions) ......................................... 12. . 00 Reduction percentage from Reduced Credit Table at bottom of this page (based on amount from line 12) ....... 13. 14. reduced Credit. Multiply the percentage on line 13 by the credit on line 11. If gross receipts from line 1 are less than or equal to $19,000,000, carry amount to Form 4946, line 28 (see instructions) ................................... 14. . 00 Complete this section if gross receipts are more than $19,000,000 but not more than $20,000,000. 15. Excess gross receipts. Subtract $19,000,000 from line 1 .................................................................................... 16. Excess percentage. Divide line 15 by $1,000,000................................................................................................. 17. Allowable percentage. Subtract line 16 from 100% ............................................................................................... 15. 16. 17. . 00 % % 18. Small Business Alternative Credit. Multiply the percentage on line 17 by the credit on line 14. Carry amount to Form 4946, line 28 ...................................................................................................................... 18. . 00 . % reduction Based on Gross receipts reDuCeD CreDIT TABLe If allocated* income is: The reduced credit is: $0 - $160,000 ........................ 100% of the Small Business Alternative Credit $160,001 - $164,999 ........... 80% of the Small Business Alternative Credit $165,000 - $169,999 ........... 60% of the Small Business Alternative Credit $170,000 - $174,999 ........... 40% of the Small Business Alternative Credit $175,000 - $180,000 ........... 20% of the Small Business Alternative Credit * See instructions for tax years less than 12 months. 36 Instructions for the Small Business Alternative Credit Calculation for the Corporate Income Tax Worksheet Purpose This worksheet is used to allow a taxpayer to calculate the CIT Small Business Alternative Credit for standard taxpayers filing a Michigan Business Tax (MBT) return. Due to differences between the MBT Small Business Alternative Credit and the CIT Small Business Alternative Credit, a taxpayer must use this worksheet and may not use MBT Common Credits for Small Businesses (Form 4571) when calculating its CIT Small Business Alternative Credit. A taxpayer is disqualified from taking the Small Business Alternative Credit under certain circumstances, which are detailed below. Financial institutions and insurance companies are not eligible for this credit Do not attach this worksheet or any supporting forms to the MBT filing. A taxpayer must retain this worksheet and any supporting forms in its records. eligibility for the Small Business Alternative Credit Tax Years Less Than 12 Months If the reported tax year is less than 12 months, gross receipts, adjusted business income, and shareholders’ or officers’ compensation and share of business income must be annualized to determine eligibility and reduction percentage. If annualized gross receipts exceed $19,000,000 but do not exceed $20,000,000, annualize figures to compute the Reduction Based on Gross Receipts, lines 15 through 18. NOTE: If a shareholder owned stock for less than the entire tax year of the corporation, or an officer served as an officer less than the entire tax year, shareholder compensation amounts must be annualized when determining disqualifiers. Annualizing Multiply each applicable amount, total gross receipts, adjusted business income, and shareholder and officer income by 12 and divide the result by the number of months in the tax year. If the tax year is less than one month, consider the tax year to be one month for the purposes of this calculation. • Gross receipts exceed $20,000,000. • Adjusted business income after loss adjustment exceeds $1,361,100 for Corporations (and LLCs federally taxed as such). • Any shareholder or officer has allocated income after loss adjustment of over $180,000, as determined on the CIT Schedule of Shareholders and Officers (Form 4894). (Retain a pro forma copy of Form 4894 for your records, if necessary.) Loss Adjustment If taxpayers are not eligible for the full Small Business Alternative Credit due to an adjusted business income or allocated income disqualifier, they may benefit from the CIT Loss Adjustment for the Small Business Alternative Credit (Form 4895). If the adjusted business income was less than zero in any of the five years immediately preceding this filing period and Small Business Alternative Credit was received for that same year, the taxpayer may be able to reduce the current year’s adjusted business income or allocated income amounts by the loss. See Form 4895 for more details. Do not attach a copy of Form 4895 to the MBT filing. If a loss adjustment is used, the taxpayer must retain a completed Form 4895 in its records. Do not attach Form 4895 to this return. In addition, the Small Business Alternative Credit is reduced if a shareholder or an officer has allocated income after loss adjustment of more than $160,000 but less than $180,000. This reduction is based on the officer/shareholder with the largest allocated income. A loss adjustment will not prevent a reduction or elimination of the Small Business Alternative Credit based on gross receipts that exceed $19,000,000. It will also not change the amount of compensation on Form 4894, column L. Taxpayers are not eligible for the Small Business Alternative Credit if any of the following conditions exist: The Small Business Alternative Credit also is reduced if gross receipts exceed $19,000,000 but are not more than $20,000,000. Allocated income is the greater of either: (a) Shareholders’ or officers’ compensation and director fees from Form 4894, column L, or (b) Shareholders’ compensation, director fees, and share of business income (or loss) after loss adjustment, from Form 4894, column N. If either (a) or (b) is greater than $180,000, the Corporation is not eligible for the Small Business Alternative Credit. In addition, if either (a) or (b) is more than $160,000 but not more than $180,000, the Corporation must reduce the Small Business Alternative Credit based on the officer or shareholder with the largest allocated income. UBGs: See “Special Instructions for UBGs” for Form 4895. NOTE: If using a loss adjustment, Form 4895 must be used when using this worksheet to calculate the CIT Small Business Alternative Credit. This form must be used in place of Form 4571 due to the differences between the MBT Small Business Alternative Credit and the CIT Small Business Alternative Credit. Special Instructions for uBGs UBGs calculate the gross receipts and adjusted business income disqualifiers at the UBG level AFTER eliminating intercompany transactions. Note that this differs from the comparable calculation in MBT. For a UBG to claim a Small Business Alternative Credit, each member of the UBG that is a corporation (including an entity taxed federally as such) must complete Form 4894, column L. Retain a completed Form 4895 in your records; do not attach Form 4895 to this return. 37 The disqualifier that is based on compensation and/or share of business income attributable to an owner or officer is applied on a combined basis. All items paid or allocable to a single individual will be combined when calculating the disqualifier, regardless of the number of entities from which the amounts may be derived. if a shareholder or an officer has allocated income after loss adjustment of more than $160,000 but not more than $180,000. This reduction is based on the officer/shareholder with the largest allocated income. Enter the allocated income of the shareholder or officer with the highest allocated income after loss adjustment, even if that figure is $160,000 or less. NOTE: This is a change from the comparable calculation in MBT. For more information on UBGs, see the “Supplemental Instructions for UBGs” in Form 4890. If loss adjustment is successfully applied to fully or partially cure a shareholder’s allocated income disqualifier, enter on line 12 the number from Form 4895, line 12 In addition, a disqualifier applies to a UBG if such disqualifier applies to any member of that UBG. For example, a UBG is disqualified from taking the SBAC if that UBG includes a member for which the allocated income after loss adjustment of a shareholder is $180,000. The reduction percentages for the credit also apply to the entire group if they apply to one member. Line 13: For a taxpayer whose shareholders or officers all have allocated income (after loss adjustment) of $160,000 or less, enter 100 percent. Line-by-Line Instructions If gross receipts from line 1 are $19,000,000 or less, carry the amount on line 14 to Form 4946, line 28. Lines not listed are explained on the form. Name and Account Number: Enter name and account number as reported on page 1 of the MBT Annual Return (Form 4567). UBGs: Complete one form for the group. Enter the Designated Member (DM) name in the Taxpayer Name field and the DM account number in the Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN). Line 1: Enter amount from Form 4567, line 12. For periods less than 12 months, enter annualized gross receipts. For guidance, see the “Annualizing” section at the beginning of these instructions. UBGs: All UBG filers will use the amount from Form 4567, line 12, after eliminating gross receipts included in that amount that arise from intercompany transactions. For periods less than 12 months, line 10 reflects the annualized amount for the purpose of completing Form 4893. Adjusted Business Income Line 3: Enter business income from Form 4946, line 10. NOTE: The adjusted business income (ABI) disqualifier is based on annualized ABI, but the credit calculations performed here are based on actual ABI. UBGs: Enter business income for all members from Form 4946, line 10. Line 4: Enter, to the extent deducted in determining federal taxable income, a carryback or carryover of a capital loss from Schedule D of federal Form 1120. Enter as a positive number. UBGs: Combine for all members all carryback or carryover of a capital loss, to the extent deducted in determining federal taxable income, and enter on line 4. Enter as a positive number. Line 9: If loss adjustment is successfully applied to cure an ABI disqualifier, ignore the apparent disqualification on line 9 of the worksheet and proceed with calculating the SBAC on the remainder of the worksheet. Small Business Alternative Credit Calculation Line 12: The Small Business Alternative Credit is reduced 38 All other taxpayers, see the table at the bottom of this worksheet to determine what percent to enter on this line. Line 14: All taxpayers must complete this line. reduction Based on Gross receipts Complete this section if gross receipts are more than $19,000,000 but not more than $20,000,000. Line 17: For a result less than zero, enter zero. Do not include this worksheet as part of the tax return filing.
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We last updated the Schedule of Corporate Income Tax Liability for a Michigan Business Tax Filer in February 2017, so this is the latest version of Form 4946, fully updated for tax year 2016. You can download or print current or past-year PDFs of Form 4946 directly from TaxFormFinder. You can print other Michigan tax forms here.


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Michigan usually releases forms for the current tax year between January and April. We last updated Michigan Form 4946 from the Department of Treasury in February 2017.

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About the Corporate Income Tax

The IRS and most states require corporations to file an income tax return, with the exact filing requirements depending on the type of company.

Sole proprietorships or disregarded entities like LLCs are filed on Schedule C (or the state equivalent) of the owner's personal income tax return, flow-through entities like S Corporations or Partnerships are generally required to file an informational return equivilent to the IRS Form 1120S or Form 1065, and full corporations must file the equivalent of federal Form 1120 (and, unlike flow-through corporations, are often subject to a corporate tax liability).

Additional forms are available for a wide variety of specific entities and transactions including fiduciaries, nonprofits, and companies involved in other specific types of business.

Historical Past-Year Versions of Michigan Form 4946

We have a total of five past-year versions of Form 4946 in the TaxFormFinder archives, including for the previous tax year. Download past year versions of this tax form as PDFs here:


2016 Form 4946

4946, 2016 Michigan Schedule of Corporate Income Tax Liability for a Michigan Business Tax Filer


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