What common mistakes are made when completing the Michigan Home Heating Credit Claim MI-1040CR-7?

Mistakes will delay your credit payment or may result in your credit being denied.

Common mistakes made when completing the MI-1040CR-7 include:

  • Filing after the deadline of September 30th
  • Using a name and address label with incorrect information
  • Illegible writing
  • Incorrect or missing social security number(s) for eligible filers and/or dependents
  • Incorrect Social Security number(s)
  • Failure to mark box 7 if your heating costs are currently included in your rent 
  • Entering figures on the wrong lines or not entering figures on required lines
  • Computation errors (addition, subtraction, etc.)
  • Entering incorrect heat amount
  • Failure to report total household resources from all sources or entering monthly amount instead of annual amount

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