Free help preparing tax forms available to low to moderate income Dearborn residents

DEARBORN – Free help from AARP volunteers in preparing tax forms is available for residents with low to moderate incomes, with special attention for those ages 60 and older. This service is offered by the city’s Senior Services Division.

Assistance is available in completing the following 2009 tax forms: Michigan Home Heating Credit, Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit, state income tax and federal income tax.

Assistance will be provided at the locations, dates and times listed below. No appointment is necessary; however, assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

• Dearborn Senior Center (inside the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.); 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays through April 15. (This service will not be provided on April 2, Good Friday.)

• Kennedy Plaza (5111 Bingham); 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 18.

• Hubbard Manor West (22077 Beech, at Mason); 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays Feb. 19 and 26.

• Townsend Towers (7000 Freda, at Blesser); 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays March 4 and 11.

People should bring their 2008 tax returns; 2009 tax forms; records of all income (including Social Security, earned interest, dividends and pensions); receipts for health care costs, medical insurance premiums and tax payment receipts for city, school and county taxes.
No complicated forms will be accepted. Dearborn Senior Services is not responsible for tax preparations.