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Husband and Wife Business – What is a Qualified Joint Venture?

On May 25, 2007 the Small Business and Work Opportunity Tax Act of 2007 was signed into law and affect changes to the treatment  of qualified joint ventures of married couples not treated as partnerships. The provision is effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2006. The provision generally permits a qualified joint venture whoseContinue Reading

When can I start checking on my refund status?

Q) When can I start checking on my refund status? A) You can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after we have received your electronically filed tax return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper tax return.  

How can I check the status of my amended return?

Q) How can I check the status of my amended return? A) You can check the status of your Form 1040X (PDF), Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, using the “Where’s My Amended Return?” (WMAR) online tool or the toll-free telephone number 866-464-2050 three weeks after you file your amended return.  Both tools are available in English and Spanish andContinue Reading

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I claim my daughter as a dependent, she is in college can she claim her own personal exemption.

Q) I claim my daughter as a dependent, she is in college can she claim her own personal exemption. A) According the IRS; If you can claim an exemption for your daughter as a dependent on your income tax return, she cannot claim her own personal exemption on her income tax return. If an individual is filingContinue Reading

Sole Proprietorships

A sole proprietor is someone who owns an unincorporated business by himself or herself. However, if you are the sole member of a domestic limited liability company (LLC), you are not a sole proprietor if you elect to treat the LLC as a corporation.

Been over than 21 days IRS received my return, not gotten my refund, why?

Q) Been over than 21 days IRS received my return, not gotten my refund, why? A) According to the IRS – IRS works hard to issue refunds as quickly as possible, but some tax returns take longer to process than others for many reasons, including when a return: includes errors, is incomplete, needs further review, is impacted byContinue 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

IRS denied my EITC last year, but I qualify this year, what should I do?

Q) IRS denied my Earned Income Tax Credit  last year, but I qualify this year, what should I do? A) According to the IRS – If IRS denied or reduced your EITC for any year after 1996 for any reason other than a math or clerical error, you must qualify to claim the credit by meeting allContinue Reading

I cant pay my delinquent taxes. Will the IRS accept a Compromise offer?

Q) I cant pay my delinquent taxes. Will the IRS accept a Compromise offer? A) According to the IRS: You may qualify for an Offer in Compromise if you are unable to pay your taxes in full or if you are facing economic hardship or other special circumstances. Note: Offer in Compromise Application Fee – Your offer mustContinue 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

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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I never filed my 2015 taxes. How would I go about filing?

Q) I never filed my 2015 taxes as I did not have the money to pay to have them filed. I need to get that taken care of as soon as possible and have my 2015 taxes filed and was recommended to come into the IRS office and do that since it can’t be filed electronicallyContinue Reading

 I filed for 2016 & was on the Apple plan & did not know I would receive a tax form for it.

Q) I filed for 2016 & was on the Apple plan & did not know I would receive a tax form for it. I have moved from where I was living after I filed & you are supposed to be on the plan for 6 or more months of the year you are filling for. WellContinue Reading

How can I get a copy of correspondence sent to me by the IRS concerning paid off taxes.

Q) How can I get a copy of correspondence sent to me by the IRS concerning paid off taxes. A) You can call the IRS and request another copy of your pay off balance letter be sent to you. Call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040

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I have a question on the tax side of splitting up house proceeds from basically an inheritance (actually from property gifted to 4 siblings

Q) I have a question on the tax side of splitting up house proceeds from basically an inheritance (actually from property gifted to 4 siblings by the last wife of the father of those siblings after his death). Basically, this “inheritance” to 4 siblings involved preparing the property for sale, and really only 1 of theContinue Reading

How can I get a ITIN ?

Q) How can I get a ITIN ? A) According to the IRS – If you do not have a SSN and are not eligible to obtain a SSN, but you have a requirement to furnish a federal tax identification number or file a federal income tax return, you must apply for an ITIN. If you haveContinue Reading

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 some one is using my ss# to get state of az. health provider thou there employer,

Q) some one is using my ss# to get state of az.health provider thou there employer,i got a tax form 1095-B in the mail.this came out phoenix az. i do not have ahcccs i have my oun inc.AARP AND MEDCARE hear is the employers ID#8*******1. is a legle tax form.here is address 8*****1 e je*****n stContinue Reading

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I have received a letter in the mail regarding my amended tax, but i still have not receive my check

Q) Hi my name is amber r****s an i have received a letter in the mail regarding my amended tax return that it was issue out on this month but i still have not receive my check an my phone is 614******793 A) According to the IRS you can check status of your refund Within 24 hoursContinue Reading

 I want to know why I have not yet received my 2014 refund?

Q) I want to know why I have not yet received my 2014 refund.I need to speak with someone concerning my 2014 tax return i have not yet received it. I ordered transcript from 2014 and 2015. The information on each 2014-2015 transcript are Identical but have different tracking numbers. I do not understand how myContinue Reading

I filed an E-1040 with TaxAct, forget to submit Form 8938. I have the 8938 form where do I send it?

Q) I filed an E-1040 with TaxAct. All the figures and computations were correct, so the IRS should have no trouble accepting the filed forms. I did, however, forget to submit Form 8938, which merely indicates how much money I have in a foreign bank. I have the 8938 form, so I just need to knowContinue Reading

What happens if I file my IRS taxes late?

According to the IRS – April 15 is the annual deadline for most people to file their federal income tax return and pay any taxes they owe. By law, the IRS may assess penalties to taxpayers for both failing to file a tax return and for failing to pay taxes they owe by the deadline.Continue Reading

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I have seven Children can i claim them all on my taxes

Q) I have seven Children can i claim them all on my taxes A) There is no maximum amount of dependents you’re allowed to claim on your tax return. You can claim all dependents who are qualified child dependents according to IRS rules. Consider it a token of appreciation for supporting the ever-increasing costs of diapers,Continue Reading

Can I pay my state taxes that I owe at the IRS office or a state office and not mail it in or go online?

Q) Can I pay my state taxes that I owe at the IRS office or a state office and not mail it in or go online. I want to pay it at an office in person if able is there one located in ft. Smith,AR or close to that area. A) According to the IRS: If youContinue Reading

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Been trying to get “return transcript” for year ended 12/31/15

Q) Been trying to get “return transcript” for year ended 12/31/15 to apply for financial aid for daughter’s college. Efiled 12/31/15 return in late Feb., recd refund in mid-March. Irs.gov is telling me i) tax year 2015 cannot be ordered and ii) address does not match their records. I’ve been living at same address forContinue Reading

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What is the phone number for the IRS so I may talk to someone

Q) What is the phone number for the IRS so I may talk to someone 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 Hawaii follow Pacific time. Puerto Rico phone lines are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time. Individuals:Continue Reading