Apply for a Home Heating Credit (HHC) for the 2016 tax year to help pay winter heating bills if you meet the listed household income guidelines and exemptions. The average HHC for the 2014 tax year was approximately $134.00.

Exemptions Income Ceiling
0-1 $13,070
2 $17,642
3 $22,185
4 $26,756
5 $31,299
6 $35,842

Add $4,571 for each additional exemption over 6.

You may claim an exemption for yourself, your spouse, and other dependents. Additional exemptions may also be available.

Forms are generally available in mid-to-late January at other places for tax forms. Call Treasury at 517-636-4486, or visit www.michigan.gov/treasury. Some local agencies may provide assistance in completing the form due no later than September 30 each year.

Customers of utilities regulated by the Michigan Public Service Commission receive protection from shutoff of their heating fuel service from the time of filing of HHC form with Treasury until the time Treasury issues the credit. However, you must contact your utility company to let them know you filed for HHC. You will still be required to pay for the electric services during the shutoff protection period.