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E15. Are there any waivers or exceptions to the mandate?

Treasury recognizes that there are conditions which make a return ineligible for e-file. If the attached computer-generated business tax return falls under one or more of these recognized e-file exceptions, the applicable boxes listed below must be checked or the paper filing will not be processed:

Attach Form 4833 to a computer-generated paper return that meets one or more of the Treasury-recognized e-file mandate exceptions. Treasury-recognized exceptions at the time of this printing include, but are not limited to:

  • MBT Taxpayer is filing one or more of the following forms:
    • Qualified Affordable Housing Seller's Deduction (Form 4579)
    • Tribal Agreement Ownership Schedule (Form 4597)
    • Tribal Agreement Apportionment (Form 4598)
  • Return was prepared by a preparer who has been suspended or denied acceptance to participate in the IRS e-file program or does not have an Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN).
  • Return was rejected by Michigan or IRS and there is no way to correct and resubmit the return electronically and software does not support State Stand Alone.
  • Taxpayer's federal return contains a form that is not eligible for e-file and the software does not support State Stand Alone e-file.

The following are also Treasury-recognized exceptions. However, do not attach Form 4833 to a business tax paper return that meets one or more of the following conditions:

  • The taxpayer is filing a Unitary Business Group (UBG) return. However, whenever possible, the preferred method is e-file. (Tax year 2011 and earlier)
  • The taxpayer has an organization type of Individual or Fiduciary.
  • The taxpayer does not have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN).
  • The return is completed by hand (with pen or pencil).
  • The return is completed using forms from Treasury's Web site or Michigan tax instruction books.

Additional information will be published on Treasury's Web sites  and  as it becomes available.