Electronic Filing Programs for MBT and CIT
With the announcement that the IRS BMF Shutdown is tentatively scheduled to begin on Thursday, December 26, 2013, at 11:59 a.m., Michigan will be observing the following shutdown schedule:
Michigan will stop retrieving submissions at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, December 23, 2013. This will allow us to create and process acknowledgements by the IRS BMF deadline on the 26th. Any submissions transmitted to the IRS after this cut-off will be acknowledged when the IRS BMF system becomes operational in processing year 2014.
Michigan has an enforced e-file mandate for MBT and CIT. Software developers producing MBT and CIT tax preparation software and computer-generated forms must support e-file for all eligible Michigan forms that are included in their software package. All eligible MBT and CIT returns prepared using tax preparation software or computer-generated forms must be e-filed.
Treasury will be enforcing the e-file mandate for MBT and CIT. The enforcement includes not processing computer-generated paper returns that are eligible to be e-filed. A notice will be mailed to the taxpayer, indicating that the taxpayer's return was not filed in the proper form, and content, and must be e-filed. Payment received with a paper return will be processed and credited to the taxpayer's account even when the return is not processed.
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Michigan participates in the IRS MeF program: accepting both
MBT and CIT Fed/State e-file return
. Filing of tax returns electronically is Secure, Fast, and Convenient. Treasury is committed to processing MBT and CIT e-file returns in less than half the time of paper returns, and account resolution for MBT and CIT e-file returns receives priority.
Treasury and its customers continue to benefit from advances in technology that improve efficiencies and enhance the State's tax filing, refund, and audit processes. E-file is a key component in this improvement and enhancement.
Effective January 1, 2013, Michigan has an enforced e-file mandate for MBT and CIT. Software developers producing MBT and CIT tax preparation software and computer-generated forms must support e-file for all eligible Michigan forms that are included in their software package. All eligible MBT and CIT returns prepared using tax preparation software or computer-generated forms must be e-filed.
Choosing a Tax Preparation Software
You will need to purchase tax preparation software that supports e-file. The IRS and Treasury do not charge for e-filing. There may be fees associated with the commercial software used to prepare and transmit the returns. These packages differ in price and features.
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that offer e-file software for Michigan and federal business and income tax returns.
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