Free help preparing tax forms available

Photo courtesy of city of Dearborn

Dearborn seniors, aged 60 and older, can have their taxes prepared for free at senior citizen centers around Dearborn through April 15.

DEARBORN – Free help from 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 2010 tax forms: Michigan Home Heating Credit, Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit, State Income Tax and Federal Income Tax.

Assistance will be provided at the following locations, dates and times:

• Dearborn Senior Center (inside the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.), 10 a.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, through April 15.

• Kennedy Plaza (5111 Bingham), 10 a.m. Feb. 28, March 7 and March 21.

• Hubbard Manor West (22077 Beech, at Mason), 10 a.m. Feb. 21.

• Townsend Towers (7000 Freda, at Blesser), 10 a.m., April 4.

No appointment is necessary; however assistance is available to approximately 25 people each day on a first-come, first-served basis.

Residents should take with them their 2009 tax returns; 2010 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.