Treasury: Last Weekend before State Income Tax Deadline

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April 12, 2019

Taxpayers who have not yet filed their state income tax returns are urged to take advantage of the last weekend before the April 15 deadline to ensure accuracy and explore their tax credit eligibility, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury).

“If you haven’t prepared your tax return, please don’t wait until the last minute,” State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks said. “Take some time this weekend to complete the necessary paperwork and explore your tax credit eligibility. Rushing to prepare a return may lead to missed tax credit opportunities, errors and delayed refunds.”

By 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 15, state income tax returns must be submitted to the state Treasury Department by e-filing online or mailing through the U.S. Postal Service. Taxpayers can go to www.mifastfile.org to learn about available options for e-filing for free or for a fee.

Michigan taxpayers are strongly encouraged to explore their eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit and Homestead Property Tax Credit. These tax credits can reduce tax owed and may provide a refund.

Choosing electronic filing and direct deposit is convenient, safe and secure. Last year, more than 4.2 million Michigan taxpayers e-filed, which is nearly 85 percent of state income tax filers.

For the convenience of taxpayers, both federal and state returns are due on Monday, April 15. To learn more about state income taxes, go to www.michigan.gov/incometax.

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State Income Tax Information Hotline: 517-636-4486

Press and News Media: Danelle Gittus or Ron Leix, Treasury Public Information Officers, at 517-335-2167

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