Lansing, MI - Taxpayers who have not yet filed their state income tax returns are urged to take advantage of the last weekend before the Monday, April 18, deadline to ensure accuracy, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury).
"This weekend is a great opportunity for taxpayers to set aside time to file their returns who haven’t done so already," State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks said. "With the deadline rapidly approaching, e-filing is an excellent option for taxpayers. It's fast, safe and secure, enabling returns to be filed conveniently and accurately."
Choosing electronic filing and direct deposit is convenient, safe and secure. Last year, more than 4.8 million Michigan taxpayers e-filed, which is 88% 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.
Taxpayers can pay their outstanding tax balance by check, money order, eCheck, debit or credit card.
Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file a return beyond the April 18 deadline can request an extension to Oct. 18, 2022. Taxpayers requesting additional time to file should estimate their tax liability and pay any taxes owed by April 18, 2022, to avoid additional interest and penalties.
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.