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Prepare and efile Your Michigan Tax Return

The tax software makes it easy for you to efile your state tax return and use the correct state tax forms. Prepare and efile your Michigan state tax return and Federal tax return together or separately at View the federal tax return filing requirements.

MI Income Tax Filing Deadline

The regular deadline to file a Michigan state income tax return is April 15.

Tax Deadline Date Type of Income Tax Return Filing Deadline / Due Date Description
April 18, 2017 2016 Michigan State Tax Return Due date for Michigan State Income Tax Returns - income tax filing deadline
April 18, 2017 2016 Michigan State Tax Extension Due date for Michigan extension requests (federal extensions are honored)
October 16, 2017 2016 Michigan State Tax Return Last day to efile a 2016 Michigan State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers

View all state tax return filing deadlines here.

Find federal income tax return filing deadlines here.

Michigan State Tax Forms

All of the following Michigan state tax forms are supported by the software. You can file any of these forms, plus forms for any other states, for one price on

Form/Schedule Description Can I efile this form?
Form MI-1040 Electronic Signature Alternative

Form MI-1040 Michigan Individual Income Tax Return
Form MI-1040CR/CR2 Homestead Property Tax Credit Claim (Pages 1-3)
Form MI-1040 Schedule 1 Income Additions and Subtractions
Form MI Other State Income Tax Paid Credit Worksheet
Form MI-4013 Resident Tribal Member Annual Sales Tax Credit

Michigan State Tax Forms That Cannot Be efiled

Michigan State Tax Withholding Form

Form/Description Instructions
Form MI-W4 Michigan State Personal Exemption Certificate

MI Tax Extension

Extension Form Michigan Extension Instructions How to File

Form 4

Michigan honors federal tax extensions, so you may use a copy of your Form 4868 to get an automatic 6-month extension of time to file your state return. If you owe no state tax, you do not need to file a Michigan state extension or send a copy of your federal extension to the state.

If you owe Michigan state tax and you did not get a federal extension, you may get an automatic 6-month (180-day) extension of time to file your state return by filling out Form 4 and mailing it to the address on the form. But you must pay any taxes you owe by the original deadline, so include a check or money order with your extension. Otherwise, you will accrue penalties and interest on the unpaid amount. If you owe taxes and you are not including a payment, your extension request will not be honored.

Complete and submit Form 4

Important Reminder! If you are efiling a Michigan tax extension, you may need to efile a federal tax extension as well.

MI Tax Amendment

Michigan state tax amendments cannot be efiled; they can only be filed by mail. Learn how to prepare and file an amended Michigan tax return.

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

2015 Michigan Tax Forms

Michigan state tax returns for 2015 and other previous Tax Years cannot be efiled. Download the tax forms, complete them, and mail them to the Michigan Department of Treasury.
Form/Schedule Description How to File
Form MI-1040 Individual Income Tax Return

Download, fill out, print out, sign, and mail

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-8839 Qualified Adoption Expenses
Schedule 1 Additions and Subtractions
Schedule CR-5 Schedule of Taxes and Allocations to Each Agreement
Schedule CT College Tuition and Fees Credit
Schedule NR Nonresident and Part-Year Resident Schedule
Schedule W Withholding Tax Schedule

Where's My Refund? - Check Your MI State Tax Refund Status

Using efile and direct deposit is the fastest way to get your Michigan state tax refund. If you efile a Michigan tax return, your refund will generally be processed within 2 weeks. Allow at least 6 weeks if you filed a paper return.

Check your Michigan tax refund status.

MI efile Error Codes

List of all Michigan State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.

Pay Michigan State Taxes

You can pay your Michigan state income taxes by phone by calling the MI Collection Division at 1-517-636-5265. Have your bank information available: your financial institution's 9 digit routing number (on the bottom left corner of your personal checks) and your checking/savings account number. For payment arrangements, call the MI Customer Contact Center at 517-636-4486.

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.

State Tax Agency:

For more information, you can visit the website of the Michigan Department of Treasury.

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