Michigan Income Taxes and MI State Tax Forms

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Your Michigan Income Tax Return

Efile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your state tax return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, the IRS and the respective state tax agencies require you to e-file a federal income tax return at the same time you efile a state tax return. This is not an efile.com policy but an IRS and state agency policy. Many taxpayers have asked how they can only prepare and file a state income tax return. The efile.com tax application lets you prepare a state tax return only, however you cannot efile the state return upon completion. Instead, you will have to download the completed state tax return as a PDF file, print it, sign it, and mail it to the respective state - the address is on the PDF file. Find more detailed instructions on how to prepare and file a state only return on efile.com.

2018 Michigan Income Tax Filing Deadlines

Deadline
Type of Filing
Description
April 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Michigan State Income Tax Return Due Date.
April 15, 2019
Tax Extension
Michigan Automatic Extension. Details below.
October 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Last day to efile a 2018 Michigan State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers.
Now
Requires an accepted 2018 or previous year Michigan State Tax Return.
State Tax Returns
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
Federal Tax Returns
IRS Tax Return Deadlines.

E-File These 2018 Michigan State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2018 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 state tax agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Form/Schedule
Description
efileIT Now*
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-5
Farmland Preservation Tax Credit Claim
Form MI-1040CR-7
Home Heating Credit Claim
Form MI-1040D
Adjustments of Capital Gains and Losses
Form MI-1040ES
Estimated Individual Income Tax Voucher
Form MI-1040-V
E-file Payment Voucher
Form MI-1310
Claim for Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
Form MI-2210
Underpayment of Estimated Income Tax
Form 4642
Voluntary Contributions Schedule
Form MI-1040 Schedule 1
Income Additions and Subtractions
Schedule CR-5
Schedule of Taxes and Allocations to Each Agreement
Schedule NR
Nonresident and Part-Year Resident Schedule
Employee's Michigan State Personal Exemption Certificate
Cannot be efiled


* 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. Find out how to only prepare and file a state tax return. Only on efile.com can you prepare and efile unlimited state tax returns for one low price. Most other sites charge a per state price.

Michigan efile Error Codes

If your Michigan state return was rejected by the state and not efile.com, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state. View a list of all Michigan State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.

How To File a Michigan Tax Extension

If you are certain that you cannot file your Michigan return by the deadline, file Form 4 or a copy of your federal extension. The extended tax return due date is October 15, 2019. 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.

Important: Do you need to prepare and e-file an IRS or federal tax extension as well?

How to File A Michigan Tax Amendment

Amended Michigan tax returns can only be mailed; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to file a Michigan tax amendment.

Important Reminder! If you are filing a Michigan tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.

2017 Tax Year Michigan Tax Forms

Michigan state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Michigan Department of Revenue.

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
E-file Payment Voucher
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

2016 Tax Year Michigan Tax Forms

Michigan state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Michigan Department of Revenue.

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
E-file Payment Voucher
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

Michigan Tax Facts

MI Income Tax

Michigan has a flat 4.25% income tax rate.

Many cities in Michigan levy additional income taxes at flat rates ranging from 1% to 2.5% (for Detroit).

MI Sales Tax

Michigan has a 6% state sales tax rate and does not allow local sales taxes.

More information on Michigan Sales Tax

MI Personal Property Tax

In Michigan, real estate and tangible personal property are taxed at the local level.

MI Tax Fact

Michigan was the first state to guarantee each child the right to a tax-paid high school education.

Michigan State Tax Agency Contacts

You can contact the Michigan Department of Treasury at 800-649-3777.

For more information on Michigan state income taxes, you can visit the website of the Michigan Department of Treasury.

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