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Michigan E-file 2011


Free E-file: View available offers. You may qualify to file for FREE! How to e-file: Instructions on who can e-file, how to e-file, and more! After e-filing: Confirm your return was received, check the status & how to pay. Resources & FAQs: Helpful links and commonly asked questions

AFTER E-FILING

> How Will I Know if My e-filed Return Was Received?
> How to Check the Status of My Refund
> How Do I Make a Payment

 

 How Will I Know if My e-filed Return Was Received?

E-filing both federal and Michigan returns together:

  • IRS must accept the federal return in order for Michigan to receive the State return.
  • After transmitting, you will receive an electronic return verification (acknowledgment) that your federal return has been either accepted or rejected by the IRS.
  • You will receive a separate acknowledgment from Michigan for your State return.
  • If your federal return is rejected, the software provider should help you with any needed corrections. You will need to retransmit both returns.

E-filing Michigan return separately from federal return:

  • After transmitting, you will receive an electronic return verification (acknowledgment) that your Michigan return has been either accepted or rejected.
  • If your Michigan return is rejected, the software provider should help you with any needed corrections and you will need to retransmit your Michigan return.

Note:

If your online software provider sends e-mail notifications regarding the status of your return, you may want to verify a spam filter is not blocking e-mail notifications from the software provider's e-mail address.

If you e-file using a tax preparer, you will receive notification from the tax preparer if the IRS or Michigan rejected your return

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 How to Check the Status of My Refund

Michigan Department of Treasury's "Check My Income Tax Info" Web site is the quickest way to check the status of your refund. Please allow 14 days for Treasury to receive and enter your e‑filed return before checking on your return.

Or, call the Automated Information Service at (517) 636-4486.

Assistance is available using TTY through the Michigan Relay Center by calling (800) 649-3777 or 711.

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 How Do I Make A Payment

To avoid penalty and interest, payment of taxes due should be made no later than April 17, 2012. You can e-file your return at any time during the e-file processing season (mid-January through April 17th), however Form MI-1040-V (Michigan's e-file Payment Voucher) must be included when payment is submitted. Your tax preparer or computer software will provide a copy of the form. The Form MI-1040-V is also available on this Web site. Do not send a copy of your tax return with your payment and voucher.

Red Arrows Icon It is important to note that the Michigan Department of Treasury does not participate in electronic funds withdrawals or direct debit for payment of taxes due.

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