If you're preparing your own taxes this year, the Michigan Department of Treasury has a big request.

Please STOP using this:

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According to Michigan.gov, tax returns with staples are one of the biggest problems in the mail room. Why? Well, because tax returns in Michigan are scanned by state employees and they have to remove the staples which can slow down the process. Plus, if the staples have to be removed, the tax return you worked so hard on could be ripped.

So, what does the Michigan Department of Treasury want you to do? Well, they ask that you use one of these:

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Or...you can use of these:

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Click here to learn more. (And to watch their instructional video...in case you're confused...)

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