Contact: Laura Rios
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2022
Free tax preparation available for Macomb County veterans, income qualified individuals
Macomb County Veterans Services has partnered with Macomb Community Action and the Accounting Aid Society to offer free tax help for local veterans and low-income individuals and families through its IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Services will be available at a variety of locations across the county through appointments and walk-in opportunities.
The tax program is offered annually and typically serves about 2,500 people. Individuals can qualify for help if they meet the following criteria:
- Their annual family income is less than $57,000
- They do not have corporate returns
- They do not have foreign income
“The Internal Revenue Service has said that this will be a challenging tax season due to the advance child tax credit,” said Laura Rios, chief veterans services officer, Macomb County Veterans Services. “Knowing this, we hope to help as many individuals as possible in navigating the complexities of the system and getting the returns they deserve. This year we will accomplish this goal through a variety of options. From in-person to virtual, we’re here to help.”
In-person appointments can be made through the county’s online scheduler or by calling 586-463-2537. Virtual appointments can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, booking through the Accounting Aid Society’s online system or by calling the Society at 313-556-1920.
Walk-in opportunities where no appointment is required are also available at the following locations:
- Macomb County Family Resource Center (196 N. Rose St., Mount Clemens) on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- VerKuilen Building (21885 Dunham Rd., Suite 10 Door F, Clinton Twp) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- VVA Chapter 154 (18025 E. 15 Mile Rd., Clinton Twp) on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Individuals must have several items with them for service, including identification, income documentation, a letter from the IRS with the total of advance child tax credit, a letter from the IRS showing the amount of the 3rd economic impact payment, proof of expenses, direct deposit information and the past year’s completed tax returns. More specific details can be found here.
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