Free Tax Preparation Help Available In Michigan

Lansing, MI - AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is providing free in-person and virtual tax assistance and preparation now through April 18.

The nation’s largest free, volunteer-based tax assistance and preparation program is offered in conjunction with the IRS. In 2022, the program helped secure more than $1 billion in refunds for more than 1.2 million taxpayers.

Through the program, Tax-Aide volunteers provide free tax preparation and filing services to anyone who needs it, with a focus on taxpayers who are over 50 with low to moderate income.  AARP membership is not required. All Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified to ensure they understand the latest changes to the U.S. Tax Code.

To access the Tax-Aide services, several options are available:

  • In-Person: In Tax-Aide’s traditional in-person service, taxes are prepared and filed by IRS-certified tax counselors.
  • Low-Contact: Taxpayers interact with IRS-certified Tax-Aide volunteers in one or two short, in-person meetings to exchange documents.
  • Contact-Free: Taxpayers interact with Tax-Aide’s IRS-certified tax counselors online or by phone and exchange documents electronically and securely.
  • Self-preparation: Tax-Aide provides consumers with free access to software to prepare their own taxes, and if needed, a Tax-Aide IRS-certified counselor can coach them through the process by phone or through computer screen-sharing.

Access to these services depends on volunteer availability in each locality.

To find the nearest Tax-Aide location in your area, visit the Tax-Aide site locator. The site locator also features a Tax-Aide chat bot that can help book an appointment, answer questions about the program and transfer the conversation to a live agent if needed or requested.

For more information, including which documents to bring to the tax site, visit aarpfoundation.org/taxaide or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669).

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