Michigan Income Taxes and MI State Tax Forms

Michigan State Income Taxes for Tax Year 2019  (January 1 - Dec. 31, 2019) can be completed and e-Filed starting in January 2020 along with an IRS or Federal Income Tax Return. The due date is April 15, 2020.

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Michigan
"The Great Lakes State"

 Prepare and eFile your Michigan State together with your IRS 2019 Tax Return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). Be aware that the IRS and the Michigan State State Tax Agenciy 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.

Detailed instructions on how you can only prepare and mail in - not eFile - a Michigan 2019 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. You can complete and sign the 2019 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.

 

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2020 Michigan Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2019. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 15, 2020
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date April 15, 2020) and Michigan State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 15, 2020) until October 15, 2020. - eFileIT*
Expires:
April 15, 2020
2019 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2020
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return after the April 15, 2020 Michigan Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2019 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, 2020 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return after the April 15, 2020 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, 2020. (Optionally, the eFileIT* deadline is Oct. 15, 2020). 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
2020, 2021, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2020, 2021, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 15, 2023
2019 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 2019 Michigan Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2019 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2019 Michigan State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2019 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.

Form/Schedule
Description
eFileIT Now*
Form MI-461
Excess Business Loss
Form MI-1040
Individual Income Tax Return
Form MI-1040CR
Homestead Property Tax Credit Claim
Form MI-1040CR-2
Homestead Property Tax Credit Claim for Veterans and Blind People
Form MI-1040CR-7
Home Heating Credit Claim
Schedule 5606
Excess Business Loss Continuation Schedule
Form MI-1040 Schedule 1
Income Additions and Subtractions
Schedule NR
Nonresident and Part-Year Resident Schedule
Determines your paycheck MI Tax Withholding amount per employer.
Step 1: Complete and submit to your employer(s).
Step 2: Estimate, Calculate your IRS Tax Withholding now.
Not filed with the State. Submit to Employer only.

* 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 2019 you can e-File an IRS Tax Extension by April 15, 2020 for free on eFile.com (instructions on whether you should consider a Tax Extension or not). 

If you are certain that you cannot file your Michigan return by the deadline, you had to file Form 4, Application for Extension of Time to File Michigan Tax Returns, or a copy of your federal extension to the Michigan state tax agency by April 15, 2020. The extended tax return due date is October 15, 2020. This extension does not give you more time to pay any taxes due. If you expect to owe income taxes, you should submit your payment with Form 4. If you efiled your return and are making a payment by check or money order, you must complete a Form 4 on eFile.com. If you are making a payment by credit card, a Form 4 is not needed. If you are making an automatic extension payment, you also must use Form 4 unless it is made electronically. Use eFile.com and prepare a Michigan tax return to find out what your Michigan state income tax payment will be.

Instructions on how to eFile an IRS tax extension for free on eFile.com by April 15, 2020.

The extended IRS/Michigan eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2020 - eFileIT* now. If you plan to file or mail-in a Michigan tax return on paper - the Forms and Mailing Address are below - your due date is Oct. 15, 2020. 

2018 Tax Year Michigan Income Tax Forms

Michigan State Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018)  can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Select the respective Form(s) below and sign it online here on eFile.com, and mail them to the Michigan Department of Treasury. In addition to filing Michigan Forms, you might also have to file the 2018 IRS Tax Return Forms.

Form/Schedule
Description
Excess Business Loss
Individual Income Tax Return
Homestead Property Tax Credit Claim
Homestead Property Tax Credit Claim for Veterans and Blind People
Farmland Preservation Tax Credit Claim
Home Heating Credit Claim
Excess Business Loss Continuation Schedule
Adjustments of Capital Gains and Losses
Claim for Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
Underpayment of Estimated Income Tax
Voluntary Contributions Schedule
Income Additions and Subtractions
Schedule of Taxes and Allocations to Each Agreement
Nonresident and Part-year Resident Schedule
Tax Amendment

2017 Tax Year Michigan Tax Forms

Michigan State Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2017 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)  can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Select the respective Form(s) below and sign it online here on eFile.com, and mail them to the Michigan Department of Treasury. In addition to filing Michigan Forms, you might also have to file the 2017 IRS Tax Return Forms.

Form/Schedule
Description
Individual Income Tax Return
Homestead Property Tax Credit Claim
Homestead Property Tax Credit Claim for Veterans and Blind People
Farmland Preservation Tax Credit Claim
Home Heating Credit Claim
Adjustments of Capital Gains and Losses
Claim for Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
Underpayment of Estimated Income Tax
Voluntary Contributions Schedule
Income Additions and Subtractions
Schedule of Taxes and Allocations to Each Agreement
Nonresident and Part-year Resident Schedule
Tax Amendment

Michigan Tax Facts, Information

Michigan Tax Information and Contacts

MI Tax Type
Description
2019 Sales Tax (to be updated)
Michigan has a 6% state sales tax rate and does not allow local sales taxes.
Michigan Tax Fact
Michigan was the first state to guarantee each child the right to a tax-paid high school education.
Michigan Tax Payment Options
Michigan State Tax Agency Contacts
For Mailing Addresses and other contact information contact the MI Dep. of Treasury

 

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