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Tax Preparation

Monday, January 26, 2015

Tax Preparation Time

Whether or not you owe any income tax, if you are a Michigan taxpayer you may qualify to get FREE help in completing your income taxes by an IRS trained volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) or tax counseling for the elderly (TCE) preparer. Contact your local free tax organization today to find out how you may qualify for thousands of dollars in tax credits like the Federal and state Earned Income Tax Credit.

To locate a free tax site near you, dial 2-1-1 or check the free tax assistance page.


Important Tax Credits

Are you getting every income tax credit you are due? If you are not, then you are just leaving your hard-earned money with either the state or federal government. Below is some information about many of the tax credits for which you may be eligible. Click on the links below to learn more about the credits and eligibility or visit one of the many free income tax preparers near you.


The Child & Dependent Care Credit

The Child Tax Credit

The Earned Income Tax Credit (there is both a Michigan and federal EITC)

Educational Tax Credits & Deductions (Hope, American Opportunity & Lifetime Learning credits)

Michigan Home Heating Credit

Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit