Skip navigation links
IMPORTANT - The Payroll Office continues to provide services remotely.  If you require in-person service, you may schedule an appointment by calling (517) 355-5010 or emailing

City of East Lansing Reminders for Local Income Tax Payers

As noted in East Lansing’s 1/22/21 press release, the following forms will be required for non-residents requesting a refund in their 2020 tax filing:

  • Form CF-COV or EL-COV to determine the allocation of time spent outside of the city. The form may be found in most tax software or at City of East Lansing Allocation Form
  • A letter from your employer verifying the information on your return. Please see the "Manager’s City Tax Certification" form and instructions on the Controller’s website at City Tax Certification
  • If you would prefer to report the total number of work days spent working outside of the city, please see the instructions for Calculating City Work Days

Please note that HR and Payroll cannot assist you with completing any of these forms. If you have any questions please contact the East Lansing City Tax office at City of East Lansing Income Tax

Payroll Telephone Extension Directory