How to Prepare, File A Michigan Tax Amendment


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Michigan
"The Great Lakes State"

If you need to change or amend an accepted Michigan State Income Tax Return for the current or previous Tax Year, you need to complete Form MI-1040 AND Schedule AMD (amended return changes schedule). Form MI-1040 is a Form used for the Tax Amendment. You can prepare a 2018 Michigan Tax Amendment on eFile.com, however you cannot submit it electronically. In comparison, the IRS requires a different Form - Form 1040X - to amend an IRS return (do not use Form 1040 for an IRS Amendment). 

The IRS might send you a notification to change an error on your Return, or you might have discovered an error. If you or the IRS amended or changed one of your IRS Tax Return(s), the IRS will report this to the Michigan Tax Agency, thus you should file a Michigan Amendment within one year.

Function
Description
Prepare only a MI State Return
with a State Only Code: FreeFed19
File a 2018 Michigan Tax Amendment
You cannot eFile a MI Tax Amendment anywhere, except mail it in. However, you can prepare it here on eFile.com.
Option 1: Sign into your eFile.com account, modify your Return and download/print the MI Form MI-1040 under My Account. Check the "Amended Return" box, sign the form, and mail it to one of the addresses listed below. Complete Schedule AMD and attach it to your Form MI-1040.
Option 2: If you don't have an eFile.com account follow the step by step instruction on how to prepare a tax return/amendment.
Option 3: If you want to do the math on your own paper return then complete, sign MI Form MI-1040 and Schedule AMD - Print, Mail the Form to MI Tax Department to:
No Payment Attached or Receiving Refund Amendment Return:
Michigan Department of Treasury
Lansing, MI 48956
Payment Attached Amendment Return:
Michigan Department of Treasury
Lansing, MI 48929
MI Tax Amendment Form MI-1040
This Form can be used to file a: Tax Return, Tax Amendment, Change of Address. Check the "Amended Return" box on the Form.
Step 1: Download, Complete Form MI-1040 for the appropriate Tax Year below.
Step 2: Download, Complete Schedule AMD and attach it to your Form MI-1040. 
Step 3: Sign, Mail Your Amended Return to one of the addresses listed above
Tax Year 2018 only: Prepare online on eFile.com until Oct. 15, 2019. When done Print, Sign and Mail in - not eFile - Your Tax Amendment, Address Change, etc.
After Oct. 15 Prepare, Print, Sign and Mail-In - see address above - your Tax Year 2018 - Form MI-1040 and Schedule AMD
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.
For all Tax Years prior to 2018 Prepare, Print, Sign and Mail-In - see addresses above - your Tax Amendment as soon as possible. For Tax Year 2017, select the 2017 Tax Year Form MI-1040 and attach Schedule AMD to your MI-1040. For Tax Years 2012-2016, complete Form MI-1040X-12. If you need to file an amendment for Tax Years 2011 and prior, use Form MI-1040X. You will also file an IRS Tax Amendment Form 1040X.
Check Your MI Tax Amendment Status
1. Call the MI Department of Revenue at 800-649-3777.
2. Contact the MI Department of Revenue
Michigan Refund Deadlines
A. Four years from the due date of the original tax year return, including valid filing extensions.
B. One year from the final determination of the amended federal return or federal change, whichever is later, provided that the allowable refund is not more than the decrease in Michigan tax attributable to the federal change or correction.
C. Two years from the payment of an assessment, provided the amended return raises issues relating only to the prior assessment and the refund does not exceed the amount of tax paid on the prior assessment.
D. Two years from the filing of an amended Michigan return resulting in the payment of additional tax, provided that the current amended return raises issues relating solely to the prior amended return and that the refund does not exceed the amount of the tax payment made as a result of the prior amended return.
Additional Michigan Tax Income Taxes Deadlines
Michigan Income Tax Penalties
Find out how Michigan Late Filing and Late Payment Penalties are calculated.
For IRS Tax and Late Filing Penalties we have an easy to use tool: The PENALTYucator.
File an IRS Tax Amendment by Tax Year
Instructions on how to prepare an IRS Tax Amendment on eFile.com, however the IRS does not accept Tax Amendments electronically.