Press release for tax season 2010
FREE TAX HELP
AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation, offered in conjunction with the IRS.
AARP Tax-Aide is again taking calls to make appointments to prepare income tax returns for elderly and low-to-middle income taxpayers, including those only receiving Michigan Property Tax and Home Heating Credits.
Tax Preparation Sites are located in Sault Ste. Marie, Newberry, St. Ignace, Kinross, Cedarville, Engadine and Manistique with a new site in Chatham. Some of these sites are open only one or two days. All interested persons must phone to set up appointments. Contact phone numbers and dates are listed below. All sites are handicapped accessible and Equal Opportunity.
We do Form 1040 and its required schedules. All returns are e-filed unless they must be sent as paper returns. There is no charge for this service including the e-filing.
When you come for your appointment please bring the Social Security cards for all persons to be included on the return, all 2010 information such as a W-2 from each employer, all forms showing federal income tax paid, and so on. When you call for an appointment the Counselor will remind you of the information you must bring.
For Michigan Credits for Property Tax relief and Home Heating relief, people need to check to determine if they are eligible. Very often people think they don’t owe any tax so they don’t bother to see if they are eligible for the credits. A Tax-Aide Counselor can determine this for you. Bring your Property Tax statements and home heating bills with you to your appointment.
To contact a site see the information below. Or you may call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669) or visit our website at www.aarp.org/taxaide and enter your Zip code.
The following is a list of Tax-Aide sites and the contact phone number.
Sault Ste. Marie, Bayliss Public Library, 906-253-9519; Fridays starting Feb 18; 9-5 PM;
Cedarville, Les Cheneaux Community Library, 906-647-7362; Saturdays Feb 12 & 26, Mar 12; 12-3 PM;
Kinross Recreational Center, 906-647-7362; Thursdays February 17 and Feb 24; 8-4 PM;
St. Ignace Public Library, 906-643-7307; pending;
Tahquamenon Area Senior Citizen Center, 906-293-8467; Mondays starting Feb 21; 9:30-4 PM;
Chatham; Rock River Township Hall, Alger COA 906-387-2439; Thursdays March 17 & 24;
Manistique; 906-293-8467; Wednesday Feb 16; 8-5 PM;
Engadine; Garfield Township Hall, 906-293-8467; Tuesday Feb XX; 9:30-5 PM.