The Internal Revenue Service will open the Individual Income Tax (IIT) 2016 filing season on January 19, 2016. Michigan anticipates retrieving and acknowledging IIT e-file returns on the same day the IRS opens for e-file.
Beginning January 2016, the Michigan Department of Treasury will begin processing City of Detroit IIT returns. The City of Detroit return may be included as part of the Michigan return.
E-filing and choosing Direct Deposit is the fastest way to receive your Michigan refund. E-filing is the fastest, easiest, and most efficient way of filing your Michigan tax return and receiving your refund. Benefits of e-file include:
- Accurate! Instant calculations make sure your return contains no math errors.
- Fast! E-filed returns are usually processed within 14 business days. Paper returns take longer to process. Please allow 14 days before checking the status of your State e-filed return using the Michigan Department of Treasury's “Check My Income Tax Info” Web site.
- File now, pay later! Even if you owe tax, you can e-file now and make your payment by April 18, 2016.
- Saves Michigan taxpayer dollars! E-filed returns cost 83% less to process than paper returns.
E-file. Good for you. Good for Michigan.