Archive for February 13th, 2010

Free Tax Preparation Help for Dearborn Residents

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Dearborn residents with low to moderate incomes — with special attention for those ages 60 and older — can receive free tax preparation help from AARP volunteers. This service is offered by the City of Dearborn’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.

Locations, dates and times for the free tax assistance is 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 Avenue). 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, through April 15. (This service will not be provided on Friday, April 2 – Good Friday.)

• Kennedy Plaza (5111 Bingham). 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, 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.

Those considering taking advantage of the free assistance are advised to bring the following:  2008 tax returns, 2009 tax forms and records of all income (including Social Security, earned interest, dividends and pensions). Also bring receipts for health care costs, medical insurance premiums and tax payment receipts for city, school and county taxes.