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Michigan treasurer: It's not too early to plan for the 2019 tax filing season

Tax season is fast approaching, starting late Jan. Gathering tax related documents could help prevent delays in the filing process. (WWMT/MGNOnline)

The Michigan Department of Treasury is asking taxpayers to get ready for the 2019 tax season, which starts in late January.

The Michigan Department of Treasury is encouraging taxpayers to begin gathering tax-related documents and updating home addresses with current and previous employers, so their tax documents get sent to the right address. If tax documents are mailed to the wrong location, this can cause delays when filing tax returns.

“State income tax filing season seems like a long time away, but it will be here before you know it,” said Glenn White, Michigan's deputy state treasurer.

White, who heads the state's tax administration program, said, “Taxpayers who prepare today are less likely to face processing delays.”

The treasury department also said that for 2019 tax season:

  • Commonly used forms will continue to be available for download at michigan.gov/taxes
  • Taxpayers can e-file state tax returns instead of mailing a paper return.
  • State income tax filers have the option of making payments electronically by using the Michigan Department of Treasury's e-payment system.
  • Taxpayers who have been victims of identify theft are asked to report their situation to the state Treasury Department.

For more information, visit the state Treasury Department's website.


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