Michigan Individual Income Tax - e-File 2016

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Last year, 4 million Michigan taxpayers opted for the safest, fastest and easiest way to submit their Individual Income Tax (IIT) returns – Michigan e-file.

Michigan, along with many other state revenue agencies, is requesting additional information this filing season in an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud to protect you and your tax refund. If you have a driver’s license or state issued identification card, please provide the requested information from it. Your return will not be rejected if you do not have a driver’s license or state-issued identification. Providing the information could help process your return more quickly.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) opens the IIT 2017 e-file season on January 23, 2017. Michigan will retrieve and acknowledge IIT e-file returns on the same day the IRS opens for e-file. E-filing and choosing Direct Deposit is the fastest way to receive your Michigan refund.

Michigan tax returns for 2014, 2015 and 2016 will be accepted during the 2017 processing year.  As part of a partnership that will help the city to run more efficiently, the Michigan Department of Treasury will process City of Detroit IIT returns in January 2017 for the 2015 and 2016 tax years.

E-file with Commercial Tax Software – Do it yourself. Buy tax preparation software either over-the-counter or online and prepare your own return. The software’s question and answer format makes doing taxes much easier than filling out tax forms. Several software companies offer FREE e-file services to qualified Michigan taxpayers. If you do not qualify to file for FREE, you may also e-file for a small fee.

E-file Through a Paid Tax Preparer – Find a tax professional you trust to prepare and e-file your return. Nearly all tax preparers use e-file and many are required to do so. To find an e-file provider in your area, search the IRS Authorized e-file Provider Locator.

Where’s My RefundCheck My Income Tax Info Web site is the quickest way to check the status of your refund. Please allow 14 days before checking the status of your e-filed return.

Tax Due Returns – Returns resulting in a tax due must submit payment by using either Michigan's e-Payment system, using direct debit (if supported by your software) or mailing your payment along with form MI-1040-V by April 18, 2017 to avoid penalty and interest.

E-file Questions – Have a question regarding Michigan’s e-file program? Visit the e-file frequently asked questions .