Free Tax Help

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It is tax season and we have three options for you to choose from to help prepare your taxes.  Click on one of the options below for information on each and pick the one that would work best for you.

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A secure, do-it-yourself service available for individuals and families has no income limit and all services are available.

This service is for individuals who are comfortable answering questions about their finances or have used self-prepared tax preparation software before.

 

*other eligibility requirements may apply

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Get help from an IRS-certified volunteer to prepare your tax return from the safety of your home  This service is for households with incomes of $66,000 or less.
Chat option is available for questions.

This service is for individuals who are comfortable with computers or smart devices including tablets or phone and have access to reliable internet.

 

*other eligibility requirements may apply

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Following a short interview, you will work with one of our IRS-certified volunteers over the phone to prepare your taxes. This service is for households with incomes of $57,000 or less. Simply dial 2-1-1 to schedule your appointment through our Scan N Go process.

This service is for individuals with no or limited access to internet or not comfortable with technology.

 

*other eligibility requirements may apply

What you will need

The items below are common documents clients are required to bring in order for us to complete your taxes. Please note that you are not required to have all of these documents (i.e. if you were not a student, you will not need forms 1098-E or 1098-T).  Prior to your appointment, please review the following list as well as the examples that are available to make sure you have all applicable documents. If you have questions on what documents you will need, or how to fill some of them out please contact us by email at vitainfo@micauw.org or by phone at 517-256-1466.

Identification
  • A photo ID for both you and your spouse
  • Social Security Cards for self, spouse and/or dependents
  • Saving account information for direct deposit
  • Copy of prior year's tax return, if available

**Please note: Your taxes cannot be prepared without valid photo identification and social security cards.  If filing jointly, both spouses must be present.**

Income Statement

-Wage and earning statements

  •     W-2 Form
  •     SSI
  •     Pension (Form 1099-R)
  •     IRA
  •     Annuity
  •     Unemployment

-Broker Statements

-Social Security Income (SSA-1099)

-1099-Misc if you were self-employed

-1099-K if you were paid on a credit card (typically Lyft and Uber Drivers)

Adjustments/Deductions
  • Childcare provider's taxpayer identification number (TIN) and total paid
  • Proof of education expenses paid (Form 1098-T)
  • Charitable contributions receipts
  • Mortgage interest (Form 1098)
  • A heating bill from November or December

Homeowners: summer & winter property tax bills for previous year
Renters: Landlord's name and address and proof of rent paid in previous year
Self-Employed: Bring receipts and itemized records of expenses (i.e. mileage with trips recorded, invoices or other listing of income sources, etc.)

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