Michigan Form 160 is Deceptively Simple, but AMS Can Help

The Combined Return for Michigan Taxes—Form 160—must be completed on a quarterly or monthly basis. The form is necessary if you are paying all taxes due at one time, and it contains information regarding Corporate Income Tax estimates. To complete, you must supply information generated from either a worksheet or your payroll software: sales tax, the sales tax discount, use tax, the use tax discount, and Michigan withholding figures. Employers must file this return even if no tax is due.

To eliminate duplicate data entry and still generate reliable tax reports, small businesses need software with dependable, yet flexible, performance. Purchasing software to aid in this filing is the easiest option. Yet, even as small business owners look to ruthlessly cut costs, purchasing a Michigan Form 160-specific software is rarely an option. To complete this form, as well as the required calculations for other state-specific forms, you need a system overhaul. Upgrading your payroll system is the perfect choice for those seeking quarterly tax support; the necessary information will be generated from your employee’s wages. This is exactly how AMS can help.

Built on our powerful platform software, AMS Payroll Software is one of our most popular software products. In addition to providing a comprehensive payroll solution, the software will aid in form filing—specifically, Michigan Form 160. The back-end data management feature allows you to record necessary information as it is generated throughout the quarter, and the filing support feature allows for fast, easy, and convenient application.

Additional State Support for Michigan Filers

If you’re seeking support for Michigan form 160, you’re likely in need of additional form aid. AMS is proud to offer a range of Michigan-specific forms to provide you the state support you need. All of these forms are available on our Forms Filer Plus , a simple but powerful filer which allows you to enter data directly into the form. Most forms, including the Combined Return for Michigan Taxes, are available on AMS Payroll. See below for the complete breakdown.

Available on both AMS Payroll and our Forms Filer Plus—

  • UIA 1028; Employer’s Quarterly Wage/Tax Report
  • 1020; Quarterly Tax Report
  • 1017; Quarterly Wage Detail Report


Available only with Forms Filer Plus—

  • 1601; Combined Return for Taxes
  • 1651; Annual Sales/Use & W/H Return

Purchasing Your New AMS Software

Purchasing a wage reporting and tax support software is a big step for any company, regardless of your size and history. When you’re ready to purchase an AMS product, you can do so at any time and from any place. However, we want our customers to make confident, informed business decisions. This is why you can try us for free. Our payroll software is available as a free, downloadable demo for you to use at your leisure. Our aim is to equip you with the knowledge necessary to buy the product that works best for you.

If you have any questions, call our Sales and Information team at 800-536-1099 or browse our testimonials page. If you like our software, you can purchase additional add-ons to further customize your accounting experience.

No matter your tax or wage reporting needs, AMS has a solution.

Software Solutions from AMS

Our W-2 and 1099 Forms Filer is our only required platform. From there, users pick the services they need. Choose from the tools below to build out your customized accounting software.