The Internal Revenue Service opened the Individual Income Tax (IIT) 2016 filing season on January 19, 2016. Michigan began retrieving and acknowledging IIT e-file returns on that same day.
Beginning January 2016, the Michigan Department of Treasury processes 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.