Happy 2022… are you ready to prep your taxes? Last year we received a request to share tax resources in January, so today’s blog post is a rundown of community programs that help with filing taxes. Remember to start your taxes sooner rather than later this year, since the process could take longer!
Note: Agencies may have changed their hours, adjusted their services, or temporarily closed due to Covid 19. Call ahead before visiting agencies.
- Aid in Milan– Call the office at (734)439-8420 to schedule an appointment.
- Ann Arbor District Library– Offers physical copies of various federal tax forms beginning in late January. Librarians can print additional forms free of cost.
- Chelsea Library– Tax forms can be found next to the 2nd floor elevator beginning late January to early February. Other forms can be copied by asking a librarian.
- Chelsea Senior Center– Appointment registrations begins on Monday, January 10th. Appointments will be scheduled for Thursdays between February 24 and April 7, 2022. Call (734) 475-9242.
- Housing Bureau for Seniors– accepting appointments. Call (734) 998-9341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Saline District Library– Offers a limited number of physical copies of federal tax forms. Can print forms for a small fee.
- St. Francis of Assisi Parish – offers tax preparation assistance to individuals that make $45,000.00 or less. Call the parish office at (734) 821-2121 to make an appointment to drop off your return. Services offered February through April. Assistance also available in Spanish.
- United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program– a national IRS-sponsored program that pairs certified volunteers with taxpayers like you to file accurate tax returns for free. Currently unable to file tax returns for new clients until further notice. Contact the VITA Line, (734) 677-7235, if you filed your 2020 tax return with us and need to file previous tax years.
- University of Michigan Law School Low Income Taxpayer Clinic– helps low-income taxpayers with various issues — IRS notices, liens and levies, innocent/injured spouse relief, tax audits and more — when the when the amount in dispute is $50,000 or less per tax year. Call (734) 936-3535 to schedule an appointment.
- Ypsilanti Library (Michigan Ave Branch)– AARP TaxAide program is targeted at low and moderate income taxpayers and especially targets those over 50 years old. Call (734) 482-4110, x2411 or x2421 to make an appointment or for more information.
- Free file options from the State of Michigan website. Note: The IRS and Michigan open February 12, 2021 for the 2021 e-filing season.
- Michigan Legal Help– Offers a variety of articles with information related to taxes.
- AARP Tax Aide– provides in-person and virtual tax assistance to anyone free of charge with a special focus on taxpayers who are over 50 or have low to moderate income. Program generally runs from February 12 to April 15.
- Accounting Aid Society– Available to those with an annual household income of $57,000 or less. Offers a remote service where IRS certified tax preparers will work to complete tax returns via phone. Must have a smartphone and an email address to submit documents.
- IRS Free File– Prepare and file your federal income tax online for free. File at an IRS partner site with the IRS Free File Program or use Free File Fillable Forms. No cost to you for a federal return.
- MyFreeTaxes.com- Free online tax filing program provided by United Way that helps anyone of any income file their taxes for free. Can file federal and unlimited state returns for free.