TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ

2014 Michigan: MSRRA wages

On a Michigan tax return, a service member’s civilian spouse with Michigan wages can exclude those wages from Michigan tax under MSRRA (Military Spouse Residency Relief Act.)

Certain TurboTax customers, who indicated that the civilian spouse’s wages could be excluded under MSRRA, may need to amend their Michigan tax return.

TurboTax has fixed this issue.

How to tell if you may be impacted

You may be affected if ALL of the following apply to you:

  • You filed your Michigan state tax return prior to May 15, 2015 AND
  • You filed a Non-resident or Part Year resident return for Michigan AND
  • The civilian spouse had Michigan wages that could be excluded from Michigan income due to MSRRA AND
  • That spouse’s wages is included on MI Schedule NR, line 5, column B – Michigan income

If you are affected, you may have overpaid your state tax. You may need to amend your 2014 Michigan state tax return.

To amend your return:

  • Follow these amend instructions for the TurboTax Online product.
  • Follow these amend instructions for the TurboTax CD Download product.
  • After you make the changes to your tax return, you will need to mail a copy of your amended state return.
  • Your printed return will include instructions on how and where to mail it.

If you need to contact us, please use the phone number in the email from TurboTax and tell the representative you’re calling about the 2014 Michigan: MSRRA wages.