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State Electronic Filing Guide

Contact Information:

Michigan Department of Treasury
Scott Bunnell, FDES Coordinator
Michigan Department of Treasury
Lansing, MI - 48922
Website: www.MIfastfile.org
Email: MIFormsEfile@michigan.gov
Phone: 517-636-4450
Fax: 517-636-6826
Tax Refund Inquiries: 517-636-4486
State Guide Details:

Grace Period : 10 days
E-filing Mandate : Must e-file if preparing more than 10 returns
Form for opting out of mandate : No
Federal and State E-files Can Be Linked : Yes
State Can Be E-filed Separately : Yes
Return Types Accepted Electronically :
Resident : Yes
Part Year Resident : Yes
Non-Resident : Yes
Amended : Yes
Estimate Payments : No
Extension : No
Additional Return Types : MI-1040CR Series
Accepts Returns With : Refund, Zero Balance, Balance Due
Direct Deposit of Refunds : Yes
Payment of Balance Due by :
Electronic Funds Withdrawal (Direct Debit) : Yes
Credit Card : Yes
Online ePayment : Yes
Signature Requirements : Accepts federal PIN as signature when filing fed/state. For state-only, provide "shared secrets" to use a state PIN, or complete Form MI-8453. If used, ERO retains MI-8453 for 6 years.
Accepts eSignature : Yes
Supports PDF attachments : Yes
Tax year(s) supported for e-filing : Current tax year and two prior tax years
Drivers License or State ID Required : If your client was issued a driver’s license or state identification card, provide the requested information from it or indicate there is no applicable identification provided. An individual return cannot be filed electronically with the state if you do not provide a response on federal Screen IDAuth.
Average Refund Time :
E-filed Return : 7 days
Paper Return : 6 weeks
Application Requirements : Automatically accepts IRS approval
Special Considerations : See Michigan Tax Preparer Handbook for Electronic Filing

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