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How do I amend my 2022 tax return to correct my Michigan city tax liability?

SOLVEDby TurboTaxUpdated January 03, 2024

Some Michigan residents with less common income, such as scholarships and fellowships, were included in taxable income twice on their city tax returns. As a result, taxpayers overpaid their Michigan city tax liability.

To amend your return, select your product and follow the instructions.

  1. Write down the original refund or balance due amount for your Michigan City Income Tax Return. We recommend that you check the paper/PDF copy of your return or your records to verify the amount.

Note: The original City Income Tax Return will be needed to complete the amendment  

  1. Sign in to the TurboTax account where you prepared your 2022 return. In Tax Home, scroll down to Your tax returns & documents, and choose 2022. If you have not already done so, we recommend that you print a copy of your original 2022 tax return for your records by selecting Download/print return (PDF).
  2. Select Add a State at the bottom of the 2022 tax return screen.

Note: You won't add a state. This gives you access to your return.

  1. On the You’ve already got a head start on state taxes screen, go to the left side and in the black ribbon select Tax Tools.
  2. Once the Tax Tools menu expands, select Tools.
  3. From the menu that appears in the middle of your screen, select Forms Mode.
  4. From the list of forms that appear on the left side of the screen, scroll down to CF-1040, your city return, and select the return. Your city return will then appear in the center screen.
  5. From the list on the left side of the screen, find the circle with the … across from Add form | Error Check and click the circle.
  6. Once the drop-down menu appears, select Print pdf of current form. Then Close Forms mode.
  7. Compare the refund/balance due from step 1 with the current amounts shown on the printed return
    1. If they are different, you will need to amend your city return by continuing with step 11 below. Be sure to sign out of TurboTax.
    2. If the refund/balance due is the same, STOP HERE,  no action is required. You can exit TurboTax.
  8. To do the amended city return, find the online form and instructions for amending your city return by visiting Michigan City Tax Returns.
  9. Follow the online city instruction to complete the city income tax amended return.
    1. Amounts needed for the Original return column can be found on your original return.
    2. Amounts needed for the Correct Amount column can be found on the updated city return printed in step 8.
    3. Enter TO REMOVE DUPLICATE INCOME as the reason for amending.
    4. Print, sign, and date the amended city return. The amended return will need to be mailed.
  10. Save a copy of your amended city return for your records
  1. Write down the original refund or balance due amount for your Michigan City Income Tax Return.  We recommend you check the paper/PDF copy of your return(s), or your  records to verify the amount

Note: The original City Income Tax Return will be needed to complete the amendment 

  1. Launch TurboTax and open your 2022 return
  2. Before you make any changes, select File and Save As... then add Amended 2022 return to the file name to preserve your original return
  3. Select Online and Check for Updates. Allow the program to update if any are available
  4. Select the Forms icon located in the blue ribbon at the top of the screen
  5. From the Forms in My Return list shown on the left hand side, scroll down and select Form CF-1040, your city return
  6. Print the current city return by selecting Print at the bottom of the screen
  7. Compare the refund/balance due from step 1 with the current amounts shown on the printed return
    1. If they are different, you will need to amend your city return by continuing with step 9 below.
    2. If the refund/balance due is the same, STOP HERE,  no action is required
  8. To do the amended city return, find the online form and instructions for amending your city return by visiting Michigan City Tax Returns
  9. Follow the online city instruction to complete the city income tax amended return
    1. Amounts needed for the Original return column can be found on your original return
    2. Amounts needed for the Correct Amount column can be found on the updated city return printed in step 8
    3. Enter TO REMOVE DUPLICATE INCOME as the reason for amending
    4. Print, sign and date the amended city return. The amended return will need to be mailed
  10. Save a copy of your amended city return for your records

TurboTax experts are available to answer your questions at 844-333-2161 ( Monday–Friday, from 8 AM to 8 PM ET ). When you speak with an expert, just mention 2022 Michigan City Tax Return so they know exactly what you’re calling about.

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