Income-qualified Dearborn residents can receive free help preparing tax forms

Annual service offered through April 13 DEARBORN – Dearborn residents with low to moderate incomes can receive free help from volunteers in preparing tax forms through April 13. Special attention is given to those ages 60 and older. This service is offered by the city’s Senior Services Division with volunteers from AARP. Assistance is available in completing the following 2016 tax forms: Michigan Home Heating Credit, Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit, State Income Tax and Federal Income Tax. Assistance will be provided at the Dearborn Senior Center inside the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday through April 13. The doors open at 7:30 a.m.  Assistance is available to approximately 20 people each day on a first-come, first serve basis. Seniors are required to provide a valid photo identification; their 2015 tax returns; 2016 records of all income (including Social Security, earned interest, dividends and pensions); and Social Security documents for all dependents being claimed. They also should provide records of health care costs; medical insurance premiums; and tax payment receipts for city, school and county taxes. No complicated forms or rental properties will be accepted.  Dearborn Senior Services is not responsible for tax preparations. In the event of inclement weather and the closure of Dearborn Public Schools, the Senior Services office will be closed and no tax preparation will take place that day.