Free Tax Help Offline & Online in Metro #Detroit #MotownMom #WayneCounty #OaklandCounty @accountingaidsociety




Walk-in • Appointment • Homebound Services

Free tax preparation — federal, state, city

Claim all your eligible tax credits

E-File and Direct Deposit



sponsored by Accounting Aid Society 

We assist middle to low-income households with local, state and federal tax filings and credits, including Earned Income Tax Credits, Homestead Property Tax Credits, Home Heating Credits and Child Tax Credits. Tax help includes:

♦  Year-round tax services at our Neighborhood Financial Hubs

♦ Tax-season tax services (January-April) at 20+ locations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Livingston counties Click here for a list of 2016 tax sites.

♦  An assisted online self-prep tax program


(see below)

♦  One-on-one Financial Coaching

Find a site:


(or see attached).

Most locations offer walk-in first come, first served service. Some are by appointment-only as noted.

Please note that Midtown resident, Leslie Malcolmson, is a volunteer at the Duffield Library. If you have questions – call her on313-831-7931.


All of our services are free, regardless of age, but eligibility is based on your annual household income. The guidelines  for who we serve are:

  • families with household incomes up to $54,000
  • individuals with incomes up to $35,000


If you pay rent, heating bills, or property taxes but are not working, you may still be eligible for some tax credits.


Our Homebound Tax Program can help if you are physically unable to go to a tax site. Call us for details.  TOLL FREE: 1-866-673-0873


P: (313) 556-1920


While many paid tax preparers can miss potential deductions and credits, AAS makes sure you receive all of the refunds and credits for which you are eligible. Not only will you save between $200 to $300 in fees by choosing AAS for your tax needs,  we e-file and offer direct deposit



NEW OPTION: Self‐Service Taxes

(see procedures below)



Contact Us

7700 Second Avenue, Suite 314

Detroit, Michigan 48202-2411

TOLL FREE: 1-866-673-0873

P: (313) 556-1920

F: (313) 556-1941




Sites in Midtown and 3rd Precinct:  


Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

2 Woodward

Detroit 48226

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jan. 25 – April 18

Appointment necessary: 313-556-1920


Main Detroit Public Library

5201 Woodward

Detroit 48202


10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jan. 23 – April 16 (Closed Feb. 13)

Walk-in service.


Duffield Branch Library

2507 W. Grand Blvd.

Detroit 48208


10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Jan. 23 – April 9 (Closed Feb. 27 + Mar. 26)

Appointment necessary: 313-481-1712


Northend Financial Hub

7700 Second Ave.

Detroit 48202

Tuesdays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jan. 23 – April 16

2/2 – 2/24 = Tue & Wed, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.,

4/18 = Monday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Appointment necessary: 313-556-1920


Other sites in Detroit

Focus: HOPE

1300 Oakman Blvd.

Detroit 48238

Mondays to Fridays

9 am. to 2 p.m.

Jan. 25 – April 18 (Closed 3/25)

Walk-in service. Fills up fast. First-come, first-served.


Northwest Financial Hub

19556 Grand River

Detroit 48223

Tue. / Wed. / Fri. / Sat.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursdays, 12 noon to 7 p.m.

Jan. 23 – April 16

4/18 = Monday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Appointment necessary: 313-556-1920


Southwest Financial Hub

2826 Bagley

Detroit 48216

Tuesdays to Saturdays

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jan. 23-April 16

4/18 = Monday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Appointment necessary: 313-556-1920

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University of Detroit-Mercy

4001 W. McNichols

Detroit 48221


9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 and 3/19

Appointment necessary: 313-556-1920


Neighborhood Service Organization Harper-Gratiot Multi-service Center

9641 Harper Ave.

Detroit 48213


9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jan. 23 – April 16

Appointment necessary: 313-556-1920


Osborn Financial Hub

4777 E. Outer Drive

Detroit 48234

Tuesdays to Saturdays,

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jan. 23-April 16

4/18 = Monday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Appointment necessary: 313-556-1920

See attached list for other Wayne County, Macomb County, Livingston County, and Oakland County sites


Important documents and information you need to bring with you to get your 201


income taxes and tax credits prepared by Accounting Aid Society




below or

attached file):




Imprtant documents and information you need to bring with you to get your 2015 tax returns and tax credit forms prepared and filed


Identification/Social Security Numbers

  • ID: Driver’s License or State ID for yourself and spouse
  • Social Security cards for yourself, spouse, and each dependent
  • Taxpayers filing a joint return must both be present when the tax returns are prepared. Both spouses must sign a joint tax return.


Income Statements or Forms (all that apply)

  • A copy of last year’s return (2014), if available
  • Wages (all Forms W-2)
  • Unemployment (Form 1099-G)
  • Pension (Form 1099-R)
  • Social Security (Form SSA-1099)
  •  Supplemental Security Income (SSI),  Letter from SSA
  • Interest/Dividends (Form 1099-INT or 1099-DIV)
  • DHS Assistance (DHS Annual Client Statement)
  • Child Support (Child Support Annual Statement)
  • Gambling/Lottery Winnings (Form W-2G)
  • Miscellaneous Income  (Form 1099-MISC)
  •  Any other income documentation you may have


Proof of Expenses

  • Mortgage Interest (Form 1098)
  • Medical or HMO Premiums paid for self and any family members
  • Affordable Care Act Statements (all that apply)

o    Form 1095-A   Health Insurance Marketplace

o    Form 1095-B   Health Coverage

o    Form 1095-C   Employer-Provided Insurance

  • Dependent care expenses
  • Student loan interest or tuition and course materials

o    Form 1098-E or 1098-T

Amount of Annual Heating Costs—for the Home Heating Credit

  • The amount you were billed for heating your home from 11/01/2014 to 10/31/2015. This information should be on your utility bill. If you cannot find it, contact your heat provider.


The Home Heating Credit is available for homeowners and renters.


Homeowners—for the Michigan Homestead Property Tax  Credit

  • The 2015 taxable value of your home
  • A complete copy of your summer and winter property tax bills for 2015

Renters—for the Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit

  • Your lease or rental contract
  • Rent receipts for 2015
  • Your landlord’s name and address


Direct Deposit: Fastest and safest way to receive your refund

  • Your bank or credit union name
  • Routing number
  • Account number  (must show proof)

Self-Service Tax Help

We partner with two software providers to allow you free access to online tax preparation that is easy to use, convenient, and trusted.

Get started today!

Select the software that best fits your needs and clink the link below:

H&R Block Online via MyFreeTaxes

– For those with incomes less than $62,000

– Can complete online filing of federal and state taxes for free

– Does not support city tax returns

TurboTax Freedom Edition

– For those with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $31,000 or less, or . . . for anyone who qualifies for an Earned Income Tax Credit

– Can complete online filing of federal, state and city taxes for free

Help if you need it

Accounting Aid Society provides its own “live” phone-based assistance for individuals seeking help using either one of these online tax prep software programs through our website. If you have a state or city tax question, please call our hotline at 855-888-MICH (855-888-6424) Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you need technical support or have a federal tax questions, please call 855-MY-TX-HELP (855-69-89-4357)Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Help for us if you use it

Returns prepared using either link (above), directly from our website, will not only help us extend our reach into the community, it will also help us meet goals set with the IRS.

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IRS links:

Publication 4836

Publication 4038





Our mission is to expand the financial potential

of underserved community members

and small businesses

in Detroit and Southeast Michigan.





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And by the 3rd Precinct Police/Community Relations Council

Per Leslie Malcolmson




“The question is not ‘Can you make a difference?’  You already do make a difference.

It’s just a matter of what kind of difference you want to make during your life on this planet.”

– Julia Butterfly Hill


Hill is best known for living in a 180-foot (55 m)-tall, 1,000-year-old California Redwood tree for 738 days between December 10, 1997 to December 18, 1999. Hill lived in the tree, affectionately known as “Luna,” to prevent loggers of the Pacific Lumber Company from cutting it down.


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