The Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding
Michigan Taxpayers that 2009 individual income tax returns must be postmarked
or e-filed by midnight Thursday, April 15, 2010. Through April 7th, Treasury
had processed more than 3.4 million income tax returns. Historically, more
than one million returns are submitted in the week leading up to April 15th.
Approximately 700,000 Michigan taxpayers will be
eligible to claim Michigan's Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC. Individual and
joint-filers, who claim the federal Earned Income Tax Credit, may be eligible
to claim a Michigan EITC of 20 percent of their federal credit.
The Michigan Department of Treasury offers a wide-range
of income tax and credit information on-line at
The site details "What's New for Tax Year 2009," offers help in locating tax
forms, and you can access information about filing your return electronically.
Last year, nearly two-thirds of all Michigan income tax returns were e-filed.
Filing electronically is fast, convenient, and secure. And, when taxpayers
choose direct deposit, refunds are received even faster. For more information,
Self-service options are also available for taxpayers to
check the status of their refunds, payments, or correspondence with the
department. To access Self-service, users must enter their last name, Social
Security Number, Adjusted Gross Income or Household Income, and filing status.
Taxpayers who do not have Internet access can receive the same information by
calling (800) 827-4000. Callers must provide their last name, Social Security
Number, Adjusted Gross Income or Household Income, and filing status.
Taxpayers should note that hold times may vary, depending on the volume of
calls made to the department.
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