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City of Detroit Income Tax e-File

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City of Detroit tax returns for 2015, 2016 and 2017 including amended 2017 tax returns will be accepted during the 2018 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.  View more information regarding identity theft.

E-file is a safe, fast, and easy way to file your tax return.  This filing option is now available for City of Detroit Individual Income Tax Returns. 

E-File with Commercial Tax Software – Do it yourself.  Buy tax preparation software either over-the-counter or online, and prepare your own return.

E-File through a Paid Tax Preparer – Find a tax professional you trust to prepare and e-file your return.  Most 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 RefundE-Service 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 require payment by direct debit, if supported by your software, or by mailing payment with form 5122 City Income Tax e-file payment voucher, on or before April 15, 2019. 

If submitting payment by mail, send a completed form 5122 City Income Tax e-File payment voucher , with payment to:

Michigan Department of Treasury
P.O. Box 30738
Lansing, MI 48909

E-file Questions – Have a question regarding Michigan’s e-file program.  Visit the CITA Frequently Asked Questions Page