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Michigan Individual Income Tax — e-File 2014

e-File - Faster filing - Faster refund

Last year, 3.8 million Michigan taxpayers opted for the safest, fastest and easiest way to submit their individual income tax returns – Michigan e-file.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Individual Income Tax (IIT) Modernized e-File (MeF) system will be unavailable beginning November 22, 2014 for end of year maintenance.

The Internal Revenue Service has not yet announced the date they plan to open the IIT 2015 filing season. Michigan anticipates retrieving and acknowledging 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.

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 Refund Check 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 or mailing your payment along with form MI-1040-V by April 15, 2015 to avoid penalty and interest.

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