Free tax help is available across the state. Hundreds of I-R-S certified, trained volunteers across Michigan are helping residents to processing and file their tax returns at no charge. Ross Yednock with the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan says without that assistance, many people would miss out on money due to them, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit.
"And that can be several thousands of dollars federally. And then Michigan has specific credits as well, and that’s the Homestead Property Tax Credit, and then the Home Heating Credit. "
Michiganders can find the closest free tax site by dialing 2-1-1, or by logging on to https://MichiganFreeTaxHelp.org/.
Appointments are necessary at most sites, and it's important to bring proper documentation, including any W-2 and 1099 statements, Social Security benefit statements and property tax information.