Volunteer tax professionals are real people from your community who care about your financial well-being. They’re certified to help you claim all credits available at no cost to you, ever.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) are both programs that assist eligible individuals in filing their local, state, and federal income tax returns.
VITA sites offer free tax help to people who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns, including: 1) people who generally make $60,000 or less, 2) persons with disabilities, and 3) limited English-speaking taxpayers.
The TCE program offers free tax help, particularly for those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors.
Connect with free tax prep services in your area by calling Michigan 2-1-1 or using the free tax prep site locator tool.
Even with these tools, this process can be stressful. Contact Michigan 2-1-1 for further assistance. They can help you find the nearest site and connect you with other resources!
Free tax prep sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. To locate the site nearest you, click on the icon above.
Whether you make a little more than $60,000, you don’t have a free tax prep site in your area, or you just prefer filing your taxes from the comfort of your couch, check out the options below.
MyFreeTaxes is a United Way e-file program available to individuals of any income. It uses the same tax filing software other professionals use, in an easy-to-use format. As an added bonus, they offer “By Myself” and “With Assistance” options, though eligibility does vary!
The Free File Alliance is a nonprofit coalition of industry leading tax software companies partnered with the IRS to help millions e-file their federal returns for free. E-filing assistance is available to taxpayers who make $73,000 or less. However, if you make more, they offer fillable form so you can DIY.
Michigan Free Tax Help recommends using VITA/TCE services whenever possible. Their IRS-certified volunteers have trained many hours to make sure you don’t miss out on any credits.