Michigan Income Tax Return, Form MI-1040

The Michigan State Income Taxes for Tax Year 2021 (January 1 - Dec. 31, 2021) can be prepared and e-Filed now along with an IRS or Federal Income Tax Return. Alternatively, you can also only prepare and mail-in a MI state return. The latest deadline for e-filing a Michigan Tax Returns is April 18, 2022.

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Michigan
"The Great Lakes State"

Prepare and eFile your Michigan State together with your IRS 2021 Tax Return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). Be aware that the IRS and the Michigan State State Tax Agency requires you to eFile a Federal Income Tax Return at the same time you e-File a State Tax Return. This is an IRS and State Tax Agency policy, not an eFile.com policy. Thus, you technically cannot eFile anywhere - not just eFile.com - a Michigan Tax Return without also e-filing the associated IRS Tax Return. But there is good news, please read on.

Tip: File on time, even if you can't pay on time, as the late filing penalties are higher than the late payment penalties.  Estimate your possible IRS penalties by using our free PENALTYucator tool.

Detailed instructions on how you can only prepare and mail in - not eFile - a Michigan 2021 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. You can complete and sign the 2021 tax return forms online here on eFile, before you download, print and mail them to the state tax agency. The address is listed on the form. The IRS mailing address can be looked up here.

Function
Description
Prepare only a MI State Return without an IRS return. Details
Step by Step instructions on how to only Prepare and Download - not eFile - State Returns on eFile.com.
Where Is Your Michigan Tax Refund Money?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the Tax Agency.
Step 2: Check your Michigan Tax Refund Status.
Where is Your IRS Refund?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the IRS.
Step 2: Check your IRS Tax Refund Status.
Michigan Income Tax Extension
Michigan Income Tax Amendment
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your MI Tax Return was rejected by the MI Tax Agency - not eFile.com - instructions on how to correct a rejected Michigan Tax Return.
Michigan IRS Late Filing, Tax Payment Penalties

1. Late Filing Penalty: The failure to file penalty is 5% of your total taxes owed for the first two months. Five percent of the unpaid tax is assessed each month after the initial two months. The maximum penalty amount is equal to 25% of your unpaid tax debt.
2. Late Payment Penalty: The failure to pay tax penalty is the same as the failure to file penalty. 
3. IRS Penalties: Calculate and Estimate your potential IRS Income Tax Return Penalties.

MI Tax Return Mailing Addresses
Find various Michigan Mailing Addresses for tax returns, tax amendments, and tax payments. 
Michigan Income Tax Brackets
Michigan Income Tax Forms
Michigan Unemployment Benefits
Unemployment benefits are subject to income taxes in Michigan.

 

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2022 Michigan Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2021. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 18, 2022
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date April 18, 2022) and Michigan State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 18, 2022) until October 15, 2022 October 17, 2022. - eFileIT
April 18, 2022
2021 Income Tax Extension
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return after the April 18, 2022 Michigan Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2021 Michigan State Income Tax Return for Tax Extension Filers and late eFilers. You can only e-File (to file by paper see below) Michigan Income Tax Return together with an IRS Tax Return. eFileIT
October 15, 2022 October 17, 2022 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return after the April 18, 2022 Michigan Tax Extension
Deadline for taxpayers who got a MI Tax Extension to file their MI Income Tax Return by mail-in Forms - the Forms incl. mailing addresses are listed below - is October 15, 2022 October 17, 2022. (Optionally, the eFileIT deadline is Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022). Instructions on how to only - without the IRS return - prepare and file a Michigan State Income Tax Return on eFile.com.
Tax Amendment for all Tax Years
IRS Due Dates
IRS Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
2022, 2023, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2022, 2023, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 15, 2025
2021 Michigan Income Tax Return Refund.
IRS Tax Return Refund Claim Deadline
The last day to file - you will not face late filing penalties - and claim your 2021 Michigan Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2021 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2021 Michigan State Tax Forms

Prepare and e-file these state forms for 2021 in conjunction with your federal and state income tax return. As you proceed through the tax interview on eFile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the MI state tax agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

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Year
Status

* Due to IRS and State Tax Agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a State Income Tax Return while also e-filing a Federal Income Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. You can however prepare all 44 State Income Tax Returns on eFile.com if you have already e-Filed or filed your IRS return. Instructions on how you can ONLY prepare and file State Income Tax Return(s). Only on eFile.com can you prepare, file or e-file unlimited State Tax Returns for one low price and not pay for each State return like you would do on H&R Block® vs. TurboTax®. Dare to Compare Now.

How To File a Michigan Tax Extension

For Tax Year 2021, if you expect a refund or you don't owe taxes, you do not have to file a tax extension. However, if you believe you will owe taxes and can't file on time, you should take action and here are the options available for Michigan:

  • If you do not owe Michigan income taxes by the tax deadline of April 18, 2022, you do not have to prepare and file a MI tax extension. In case you expect a MI tax refund, you will need to file or e-File your MI tax return in order to receive your tax refund money. 
  • If you owe MI income taxes, you will either have to submit a MI tax return or extension by the April 18, 2022 tax deadline in order to avoid late filing penalties. The extension will only avoid late filing penalties until Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022. Note: Unless you pay all your Taxes or eFile your tax return by Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022, the late filing penalties will start again after Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022. You have the following two options to file a MI tax extension:
    • Pay all or some of your Michigan income taxes online at: Michigan e-Payments using an e-check or Debit / Credit Cards. Paying your MI taxes online on time will be considered a MI tax extension and you do not have to mail in Form 4.
    • Complete Form 4, include a Check or Money Order, and mail both to the address on Form 4.
    • Even if you filed an extension, you will still need to file your MI tax return either via eFile or by paper by Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022.
  • Important: If you owe Michigan and/or IRS income taxes and do not file an IRS and Michigan tax return or extension by April 18, 2022, you will be subject to IRS and MI late filing penalties. Estimate IRS late filing, payment penalties. In addition, if you do not pay your taxes by April 18, 2022, you will be subject to late tax payment penalties. Filing an extension on time will ONLY eliminate the late filing penalties but not the late tax payment penalties. Late filing penalties are generally higher than late payment penalties, thus file something on time even if you can't pay anything on time!

The deadline to e-file an IRS extension for 2021 Tax Returns is April 18, 2022. e-File a 2021 Tax Extension for free on eFile.com. Here are instructions on whether you should consider a Tax Extension or not.

The extended IRS/Michigan eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022 - eFileIT.  Or, if you plan to file or mail-in a Michigan tax return on paper, the MI Mailing Addresses are listed below.

Michigan State Tax Payment Options
You can select one of these payment options either after you have e-filed or filed your 2020 Michigan Tax Return. Alternatively, you can pay Michigan income taxes here prior to filing (e.g in the case of an extension). Plus, you can make online Michigan tax estimate payments for next tax year. If you eFiled your taxes and pay online, you do not have to send in Michigan paper forms (e.g. payer tax return, extension form, or tax estimate form). 
Enter your information with Michigan Department of Treasury and choose "Make echeck ePayment" and select "2019 MI-1040" as your payment type to submit your payment. Make sure you have a copy of your most recently filed and accepted Michigan Tax Return.
Check the status of your direct payment
This is a free option if you want to pay your taxes owed via your bank account.
Submit a tax payment through Michigan e-Payment site. When you're on the site, select "make a Debit or Credit Card e-Payment"  option and select "2019 MI-1040" as your payment type, then follow the on-screen prompts to enter and submit your information (e.g. SSN, Tax Year, Primary Taxpayer Name, and Spouse's information).
Use this payment option if you want to pay your tax payment via your credit or debit card. There is an 2.35% fee of the total tax payments for credit cards or a flat $3.95 fee for debit cards.
Check or Money Order with Form MI-1040-V
Complete voucher Form MI-1040-V and attach it to your check or money order payable to "State of Michigan" and write your last four Social Security number on the check. Mail the Form MI-1040-V address below.
Use this payment option if you wish to submit your payment via check or money order in the mail. 
Estimated Tax Payment Options
Choose one of these options: 1) Enter your information with the Michigan Department of Treasury e-Payment Site to submit your estimated payment and choose "2020 Estimate".  2) Pay via ACH credit by sending tax payments from your bank account to the Michigan Department of Treasury.  3) Pay via credit or debit card (choose the "2020 Estimate and the Quarter to apply your payment"). Be aware that a service fee is added to each payment you submit with your card. 4) Complete voucher Form MI-1040ES. Attach a check or money order for the tax period payable to "State of Michigan". Write your last four Social Security numbers and "2020 MI-1040ES" on the check or money order. Mail the voucher and check/money order to the Form MI-1040ES address here.
Use one of these payment options if you want to submit estimated taxes rather than submit all your taxes owed at once. 
Many of these online IRS tax payment options can be used before or after you e-Filed your Income Taxes. You can pay tax extension and tax estimate payments. For estimate payments, you do not have to submit a form. Extension you can eFile on eFile.com for free.
These payment options are independent from you preparing and eFiling your tax returns on eFile.com. eFile.com offers these payment options for the convenience of all tax payers.

 

Michigan Tax Return, Amendment, etc. Mailing Addresses
Addresses to mail Michigan Tax Returns, Amendments, Extensions, or Tax Payments.
MI Tax Return or Amended Tax Return: Address if you expect a Tax Refund on your Tax Return
Michigan Department of Treasury
Lansing, MI 48956
MI Tax Return or Amended Return: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment.
Michigan Department of Treasury
Lansing, MI 48929
MI Tax Extension: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment. Tax Extension Payments, include Form 4. Tip: Make Tax Payments online and you will not have to mail in Form 4.  See above.
Michigan Department of Treasury
P.O. Box 30774
Lansing, MI 48909
MI Tax Payment: include voucher Form MI-1040-V
Michigan Department of Treasury
P.O. Box 30774
Lansing, MI 48909
MI Tax Estimate Payments: include Form MI-1040ES.
Michigan Department of Treasury
P.O. Box 30774
Lansing, MI 48909

 

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