Michigan Individual Income Tax - e-File 2020

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will open the IIT 2020 e-file season on February 12, 2021. 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 and City of Detroit tax returns for 2018, 2019, 2020 tax returns will be accepted during the 2021 processing year. 

Michigan, along with many other state revenue agencies, is requesting additional information 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. For more information regarding identify theft visit www.michigan.gov/identitytheft.

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.

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Tax Due Returns – Returns resulting in a tax due must submit payment by using direct debit (if supported by your software), using Michigan's e-Payment system, or mailing your payment along with form MI-1040-V  and/or form City-V by April 15, 2021 to avoid penalty and interest.

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