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Can we file our return electronically (e-filing)?

Q) Can we file our return electronically (e-filing)? A) According to the IRS – Yes, you can file electronically (e-filing) using any filing status. The limitations are: It must be your original individual return (not an amended return), and You cannot have already filed a return. Filing your return electronically is faster, safer, and more accurate than mailingContinue Reading

What are the penalties for filing and paying my taxes late?

Q) What are the penalties for filing and paying my taxes late? A) According to the IRS, Interest is compounded daily and charged on any unpaid tax from the due date of the return (without regard to any extension of time to file) until the date of payment. The interest rate is the federal short-term rate plusContinue Reading

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I got a notice that i owe the IRS money from 2008 and I was incarcerated. Who do I talk to about this ?

Q) I got a notice that i owe the IRS money from 2008 and I was incarcerated and never filed my taxes or worked….. Who do I talk to about this ? A) IRS Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time, unless otherwise noted. Residents of Alaska and HawaiiContinue Reading

One spouse employed by another

If your spouse is your employee, not your partner, you must pay Social Security and Medicare taxes for him or her. The wages for the services of an individual who works for his or her spouse in a trade or business are subject to income tax withholding and Social Security and Medicare taxes, but notContinue Reading

How do I know if I have to file quarterly individual estimated tax payments?

Q) How do I know if I have to file quarterly individual estimated tax payments? A) According to the IRS: You must make estimated tax payments for the current tax year if both of the following apply: You expect to owe at least $1,000 in tax for the current tax year, after subtracting your withholding and refundable credits. YouContinue Reading

What is the best and fastest way to get information about my Tax Refund?

Q) What is the best and fastest way to get information about my Tax refund? A) The best and fastest way to get information on tax refunds is to use the IRS2Go mobile app or the Where’s My Refund? tool. You can start checking on the status of your tax return within 24 hours after we have received your e-filedContinue Reading

I am trying to request tax transcripts for school but I can’t seem to get it.

Q) Hi there my name is Bryanna and I am trying to request tax transcripts for school but I can’t seem to get a hold of anyone by phone or the website. When I call the local office I am told to get the transcripts online. What can I do? Can I go to theContinue Reading

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How would I obtain a private letter ruling?

Q) How would I obtain a private letter ruling? A) According to the IRS: The procedures and user fees for obtaining a letter ruling are published annually in the first revenue procedure of each calendar year. The current procedures are in Revenue Procedure 2014-1 which can be found in Internal Revenue Bulletin 2014-1. The Revenue Procedure and the Internal RevenueContinue Reading

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Who is Self-Employed?

Generally, you are self-employed if any of the following apply to you. You carry on a trade or business as a sole proprietor or an independent contractor. You are a member of a partnership that carries on a trade or business. You are otherwise in business for yourself (including a part-time business)

Can I get copies of my prior year Forms W-2 from the IRS

Q)  Can I get copies of my prior year Forms W-2 from the IRS A) According to the IRS: The quickest way to obtain a copy of a prior year Form W-2 is through your employer.  If that is not possible: You can order copies of your entire return (attachments include Form W-2) from the IRS forContinue Reading

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Michigan Tax Office Phone Numbers and Information

Michigan Tax Office Phone Numbers and Treasury Information

Treasury Phone Number (517) 373-3200

Assistance is available using TTY through the Michigan Relay Center by calling 1-800-649-3777 or 711. Printed material in an alternate format may be obtained by calling (517) 636-4486.

Mailing Address:
Michigan Department of Treasury
Lansing, Michigan 48922

General Treasury Information
Business Tax Registration
Phone: (517) 636-6925
Fax: (517) 636-4520
treasReg@michigan.gov

Cigarette / Tobacco Tax
Phone: (517) 636-4630
Fax: (517) 636-4631
treas_TobaccoTaxes@michigan.gov

Collections
Frequently Asked Questions relating to Delinquent Accounts.
Michigan Department of Treasury
Collection Division
P. O. Box 30199
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 636-5265
Fax: (517) 636-5245

Driver Responsibility Fee Program
Phone: (517) 636-5240

Field Offices
Michigan Department of Treasury Field Offices

Garnishments
(517) 636-5333
Frequently Asked Questions relating to Garnishments.
Serve Garnishments by mailing to:
Michigan Department of Treasury
Third Party Withholding Unit
P.O. Box 30785
Lansing, MI 48909

Garnishments/Levies – Tax Refunds and Magnetic Media
Phone: (517) 636-5333
Fax: (517) 636-5349

Garnishments/Levies – Payroll and Vendor
Phone: (517) 636-5333
Fax: (517) 636-5349

Health Insurance Claims Assessment (HICA) – Account Inquiries
Phone: (517) 636-4450
Fax: (517) 636-4378
MIefile2D@michigan.gov

Health Insurance Claims Assessment (HICA) – Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Payment Inquiries
Phone: (517) 636-6925
Fax: (517) 636-4356

Homestead Tax Exemption Credit
517-636-4486

IFTA/Motor Carriers
Phone: (517) 636-4580
Fax: (517) 636-4593
IFTA_licensing@michigan.gov

Income Tax Information
517-636-4486
treasIndTax@michigan.gov

Income Tax Refund Status
Income Tax Refund Status or use the “Check My Income Tax Info.” Web Site.
517-636-4486

Local Government Administration
treas_LocalGov@michigan.gov

Michigan Business Tax
Phone: (517) 636-6925
treasMBT@michigan.gov

Michigan Education Trust
Phone: (517) 335-4767 or (800) MET-4-KID
Fax: (517) 373-6967
treasMET@michigan.gov

Michigan Gaming Control Board
3062 W. Grand Blvd., L-700
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 456-4100
Fax: (313) 456-4200
MGCBweb@michigan.gov

Michigan Merit Award Program
Phone: (888) 447-2687
Fax: (517) 241-4638

Michigan State Lottery
101 East Hillsdale
P.O. Box 30023
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 335-5600
Fax: (517) 335-5685
MILottery@michigan.gov

Motor Fuel, Severance Tax
Phone: (517) 636-4600
Fax: (517) 636-4593
TreasMotFuel@michigan.gov

Out-of-State Audit Division Offices
View Out-of-State Audit Division Offices

Principal Residence Exemption
517-373-1950

Property Tax
treasPtd2@michigan.gov

Revenue Sharing
Phone: (517) 373-2697
Fax: (517) 335-3298
treasorta@michigan.gov

Sales, Use and Withholding Taxes
Phone: (517) 636-6925
Fax: (517) 636-4491
treasSUW@michigan.gov

Single Business Tax
Phone: (517) 636-6925
Fax: (517) 636-4488
treasSBT@michigan.gov

State Tax Commission
state-tax-commission@michigan.gov

State Treasurer
Austin Building
430 W. Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48922
MIStateTreasurer@michigan.gov

Student Financial Services
Austin Building
430 West Allegan
Lansing, MI 48922-0001
Phone: (800) 642-5626, Extension 36076
Email: sfs@michigan.gov

Tax Clearance
(517) 636-5260

Tax Compliance Bureau – Audit
(517) 636-4200

Tax Compliance Bureau – Discovery and Tax Enforcement
(517) 636-4120

Discovery and Tax Enforcement
Michigan Dept of Treasury
Attn: Fraud Unit
P.O. Box 30140
Lansing, MI 48909

Email: ReportTaxFraud@Michigan.gov
Telephone: (517) 636-4157
Fax: (517) 636-4156

Taxpayer Advocate
Michigan Department of Treasury
Austin Building
Lansing, MI 48922
Phone: (517) 636-4759

Unclaimed Property
Michigan Department of Treasury
P.O. Box 30756 Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 636-5320
Fax: (517) 322-5986

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tried to get my 2018 tax return transcript but its saying no tax return available

Q) I have tried to get my 2018 tax return transcript online but its saying no tax return available, i already filed it in April 15th 2019 and its only showing that a extension was filed. It was mailed off and its already the 8th week. What should I do? A) According to the IRSContinue Reading

I messed up my 2016 federal tax form and asked for assistance

Q) I messed up my 2016 federal tax form and asked for assistance from the local IRS people. They told me to go to a $200-$500 tax adviser. I guess paying too much tax ain’t their concern. A) According to the IRS: You can fix mistakes or omissions on your tax return by filing anContinue Reading

I forgot to include my 1099R forms, what should I do?

Q) I forgot to include my 1099R forms when I sent in my paper claim, what should I do? A) Since you have already mailed the return, just hang on to them until the IRS receives your return. They will contact you if they need those. They only request them if they have tax withholdingsContinue Reading

I filed my 2016 taxes late and I’ve tried getting my transcript

Q) Hello my name is Jerry, and I’m calling about my 2016 taxes. I filed my 2016 taxes late and I’ve tried getting my transcript so I can attend college. I kept getting letters saying that the IRS had no record of my 2016 taxes. After I completed my FAFSA, the University said that VeritaxContinue Reading

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Where can I write to have 2018 forms sent to me?

Q) Where can I write to have 2018 forms sent to me? A) According to the IRS Website:The Internal Revenue Service has free tax forms and publications on a wide variety of topics. Due to the continued growth in electronic filing, the availability of free options to taxpayers and efforts to reduce costs; the IRSContinue Reading

I did not file my 2016 taxes.. how can i file without W2?

Q) I did not file my 2016 taxes due to not ever being able to get my W2 from a company how can i file that if i don’t have the information. A) You can use Form 4852 and your last paystub to file income taxes. Failing that, you can use IRS Form 4852 toContinue Reading

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How do I turn a employee in for not holding out taxes

Q) How do I turn a employee in for not holding out taxes A) According to the IRS – Employees who do not have taxes withheld nor remit them personally, are still liable for these taxes and may not qualify for Social Security, Medicare, or unemployment benefits. Employees who are concerned that their employer isContinue Reading

I am trying to request tax transcripts for school but I can’t seem to get it.

Q) Hi there my name is Bryanna and I am trying to request tax transcripts for school but I can’t seem to get a hold of anyone by phone or the website. When I call the local office I am told to get the transcripts online. What can I do? Can I go to theContinue Reading

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I am trying to figure out who has been claiming my child and getting eic for her

Q) I am trying to figure out who has been claiming my child and getting eic for her A) According to the IRS ..… suspect or know of an individual or a business that is not complying with the tax laws on issues such as: False Exemptions or DeductionsKickbacksFalse/Altered DocumentFailure to Pay TaxUnreported IncomeOrganized CrimeFailure to WithholdContinue Reading

 We bought our home in 2000 for $60,500. We sold it in July for $60,000. How do I put this on my income tax return for 2018?

Q) We bought our home in 2000 for $60,500. We sold it this last July for $60,000. How do I put this on my income tax return for 2018? A) Most people use the Schedule D form to report capital gains and losses that result from the sale or trade of certain property during the year. As ofContinue Reading

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i need help getting my ip pin so can file my taxes how should i go about rhat

Q) i need help getting my ip pin so can file my taxes how should i go about rhat A) According to the IRS website: How to retrieve your IP PIN online You may use our Get an IP PIN online tool to retrieve your current IP PIN. We require you to register and verify your identityContinue Reading

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I filed my taxes on time using TaxACT….the system can’t find my payment or tax record…will it cause a problem?

Q) I filed my taxes on time using TaxACT. I also paid part of what I owe using the IRS Payment system. I went to make more payments and the system can’t find my payment or tax record. I do not recall seeing a declined message for my federal return. If I submit it again onlineContinue Reading

My husband won 14,000.00 at casino..Can he claim all the losing lotto tickets … to wash out taxes?

Q) My husband won 14,000.00 at casino in Delaware we live in Md. Can he claim all the losing lotto tickets he has lost this year to wash out taxes owed for this 14,000.00 winning. Also what is the tax percentage to Maryland and Federal for tax withholding on this amount. A) According o TurboTax.comContinue Reading

My bank won’t cash my return because my husband is (Deceased)

Q) My tax refund direct deposit was denied because they couldn’t find an account number to match and I received a paper check paid to the order of my deceased husband & myself. My bank won’t cash it unless I receive another check from the government stating paid to the order of my husband (Deceased) &Continue Reading

Do we take the standard deduction for our house interest payments or do we take 20% of the actual tax amount paid

Q) We live in Grand junction Colorado and bought a house here. We have a mcc a mortgage credit certificate that says we can deduct 20% from our interest paid on our first mortgage. The interest paid is less than the standard deduction. Do we take the standard deduction or do we take 20% of theContinue Reading

 I have not received my W-2, I need to notify IRS. My employer is ignoring my requests. WHAT DO I DO?

Q) I have not received my W-2 from my previous employer. I contacted the home office via email mid February. Last week all I received was a copy of the health insurance coverage I paid. I have called the IRS 800-829-1040 number multiple times with long waiting and never about to speak to anyone. I attemptedContinue Reading

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There is NO WAY I owe 1000’s of dollars in taxes, I was paying for college.

Q) I think it was last year, I drove to Wilmington and tried to fix my “taxes owed” for 2012, 2013 and 2014. I knew there was NO way I owed the state because I was in college all three years and had 3 sons living at home. I emailed the stuff that the man askedContinue Reading

I won $1,358 online in May of 2017. To this day no check sent. They sent me a 2017 1099-misc. Please advise me.

Q) I won $1,358 online at a bingo site back in May of 2017. They zeroed out my account to process the winnings in mid June 2017 but to this date they still have not sent out the check or paid me. they sent me a 2017 1099-misc. I have repeatedly emailed them that they needContinue Reading

 I received a letter from the IRS. They say I owe $21,000 in taxes. I can’t pay this and I don’t know what to expect. Any advice would be appreciate

Q) I received a letter from the IRS. They say I owe $21,000 in taxes and penalties. I can’t pay this and I don’t know what to expect. Any advice would be appreciated. A) Recommend you call the Tax Relief Hotline at 888-769-8983 for assistance.

can i pay on line my taxes and get a receipt at the same time?

Q) can i pay on line my taxes and get a receipt at the same time? A) Yes you can. According to the IRS website – The Easiest Way to Pay All Your Federal Taxes EFTPS® is a system for paying federal taxes electronically using the Internet, or by phone using the EFTPS® Voice Response System. EFTPS®Continue Reading

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How do I request a non-filing verification letter?

Q) How do I request a non-filing verification letter? A) An IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter – provides proof that the IRS has no record of a filed Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ for the year you requested. Non Tax filers can request an IRS Verification of Non-filing of their 2015 tax return status, free of charge,Continue Reading

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