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Michigan e-file 2011
The State of Michigan is working with tax preparers and software developers to encourage taxpayers to e-file their income tax returns. E-file is secure, fast, convenient, and helps save Michigan taxpayer dollars. E-filed returns cost 83% less to process than paper returns.
Beginning January 1, 2012, the IRS is mandating preparers filing 11 or more returns to e-file those returns, with minor exceptions. Michigan would expect any preparer e-filing federal returns to also e-file the Michigan returns.
Preparers must also e-file all eligible Michigan Business Tax returns that are supported by their software.
The Michigan Department of Treasury, and its customers, continue to benefit from advances in technology that improve efficiencies and enhance the State's tax filing, refund, and audit processes. E-file is a key component in this improvement and enhancement.
Over the last decade, the popularity of e-filing has grown significantly, with two-thirds of all Michigan taxpayers choosing to e-file their 2010 income tax returns. Tax professionals were responsible for a significant percentage of that growth. The continued support of e-file from the tax professional community is a key component of future e-file growth.
You will need to purchase tax preparation software that supports e-file. When choosing software, you should consider the following:
Software developers producing tax preparation software and computer-generated forms must support e-file for all eligible Michigan forms that are included in their software package.
>View a list of companies that offer e-file software for Michigan and federal income tax and Michigan business tax returns for tax year 2011.
To check the status of your clients' income tax returns use Check My Income Tax Info. Please allow 14 days before checking the status of an e-filed return.
Business tax account information is also available on use Check My Business Tax Info.
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2011 Tax Text
State Tax Agency Websites - courtesy of the Federation of Tax Administrators
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