Michigan History Facts

  • Three great Indian tribes once controlled Michigan: the Potawatomi in southern Michigan, the Ottawa in the upper half of the Lower Peninsula, and the Ojibwa or Chippewa in the Upper Peninsula and part of the Lower Peninsula.
  • The first explorer to come to Michigan in the early 1600s was Etienne Brule, a Frenchman.
  • Sault Ste. Marie was founded more than 100 years before the American Revolution (1668). It is the oldest city in the Midwest.
  • The City of Four Flags is Niles. It is the only city in Michigan to have been under flags of France, Great Britain, Spain, and the United States.
  • Michigan became the 26th state in 1837.
  • Michigan has 83 counties.


Read more >> Getting to Know Michigan

Sales and use tax seminar for vehicle dealers

MADA has heard from many dealerships lately asking for additional guidance on sales and use tax issues. We are very pleased to announce that the Michigan Department of Treasury has scheduled dealership specific outreach seminars to address many of these dealer questions. Treasury representatives will provide a short presentation, answer your general questions and listen and learn about the issues affecting your business.

Join Treasury staff for an educational seminar focusing on tax issues specific to vehicle dealers. Topics include:

  • Sales and use taxes
  • Taxability concerns (i.e. sales price, vehicle trade-in credit, exemptions and core charges)
  • Rescinded deals vs. buybacks
  • Michigan Treasury Online (MTO) navigation


Friday, November 17, 2017 – REGISTER
Battle Creek Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 – REGISTER
Saginaw Valley State University

Due to the interest in these programs the Treasury is now asking dealers and staff to pre-register.


Learn more >> Vehicle Tax Outreach flyer November 2017