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Income tax returns due in two weeks

Published 5:25pm Tuesday, April 1, 2014

With Michigan Individual Income Tax returns due on April 15, the Michigan Department of Treasury is encouraging taxpayers to take advantage of e-filing for convenience and faster refunds. Last year, more than 70-percent of all Michigan income tax returns were filed electronically. Through March 19, Treasury has processed 2.5 million individual income tax returns, with 90-percent of those having been e-filed.

Taxpayers can access information about e-file, including free e-file opportunities, by visiting www.MIfastfile.org. Free e-filing is available to thousands of taxpayers, based on adjusted gross income, age, or active military status. Other low-cost e-file opportunities are available as well. E-filing is the fastest, easiest and most convenient way to file your Michigan income tax return.

Michigan taxpayers have easy access to all forms, instructions, and information they might need to complete and file their individual income tax returns by visiting www.michigan.gov/incometax.

After filing their Michigan return, taxpayers can check the status of their refund on-line, by clicking the Check My Income Tax Info box on the site. Treasury recommends allowing the department at least 14 days to receive and enter a paper income tax return, before checking on its status.

Treasury is reminding taxpayers to be vigilant about identify theft as it relates to the filing of potentially fraudulent income tax returns. If a taxpayer believes they may have been a target of identity theft, they should immediately contact the Department of Treasury Treasury-ReportIDTheft@michigan.gov and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at 1-800-829-0433.

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