E-Filing is Convenient, Safe and Secure
LANSING, MI – Taxpayers who have not yet filed their state income tax returns are urged to take advantage of the last weekend before the May 17 deadline to ensure accuracy, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.
“This weekend is a great opportunity for taxpayers to set aside time to file their returns,” said Deputy State Treasurer Glenn White, who oversees Treasury’s Revenue Services programs. “With the deadline rapidly approaching, e-filing is a great option for taxpayers. It’s safe and secure, enabling returns to be filed accurately.”
Choosing electronic filing and direct deposit is convenient, safe and secure. Last year, more than 4.4 million Michigan taxpayers e-filed, which is 86 percent of state income tax filers. For more information about e-filing, go to www.mifastfile.org.
Individuals who e-file typically receive their refunds approximately two weeks after receiving confirmation that the tax return was accepted by the state of Michigan.
State income tax returns must be submitted electronically or sent through the U.S. Postal Service before midnight on Monday, May 17. For the convenience of taxpayers, the state’s individual income tax deadline is the same date set by the Internal Revenue Service.
A Taxpayer Notice issued by the state Treasury Department provides details about the individual income tax deadline change.
Taxpayers with questions about their state income taxes are encouraged to use Treasury eServices. The online platform enables taxpayers to ask state income tax-related questions when convenient and avoids the extended wait times for calls this time of year.