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2023 Tax Resources for Seniors

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It’s that time again- time to start thinking about taxes. Luckily there are a variety of local programs that can help guide you. 

Local Resources 

  • Ann Arbor District Library– Offers physical copies of various federal tax forms beginning in late January. Librarians can print additional forms free of cost.   
  • Chelsea Library– Tax forms can be found next to the 2nd floor elevator beginning late January to early February. Other forms can be copied by asking a librarian.   
  • Chelsea Senior Center– Offers free tax preparation through AARP (membership not required). Call (734) 475-9242 to schedule an appointment.  
  • Housing Bureau for Seniors– Accepting appointments. Call (734) 998-9341 to schedule. 
  • Manchester Community Resource Center– Will be serving as a United Way VITA “Scan and Go” site. Individuals who made less than $64,000 in 2023 may be qualified to have their taxes done for free in February. Call the CRC for more information and/or to schedule an appointment at (734) 428-7722.
  • Milan District Library– Basic federal and state income tax forms and instructions are available at the library beginning in January. Can also assist with printing. Call (734) 439-1240 for more information.
  • Milan Seniors for Healthy LivingOffers free tax preparation through AARP (membership not required). Program runs on Tuesdays 2/13.2/20, 3/5, 3/19, and 4/2 with slots at 10am, noon, and 2pm. Call (734) 508-6229 to schedule an appointment.
  • Saline District Library– Offers free tax preparation through AARP (membership not required). Call (734429-5450 to schedule an appointment. 
  • St. Francis of Assisi Parish – offers tax preparation assistance to individuals that make $45,000.00 or less. Call the parish office at (734) 821-2121 to make an appointment to drop off your return.  Services offered February through April. Assistance also available in Spanish. 
  • Saline Area Senior Center– Offers free tax preparation through AARP (membership not required). Program runs February 5th– April 8th. Call (734) 429-9274 to make an appointment.  
  • United Way– Offers tax preparation beginning January 29th. Call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment.
  • University of Michigan Law School Low Income Taxpayer Clinic– helps low-income taxpayers with various issues — IRS notices, liens and levies, innocent/injured spouse relief, tax audits and more — when the when the amount in dispute is $50,000 or less per tax year. Call (734) 936-3535 to schedule an appointment.    
  • Ypsilanti Library – AARP TaxAide program is targeted at low- and moderate-income taxpayers, especially those over 50 years old. Program runs February 1st – April 11th. Call (734) 482-4110, x2411 or x2431 to make an appointment or for more information. 

 

State Resources 

  • Michigan Legal Help– Offers a variety of articles with information related to taxes.   

 

National Resources 

  • AARP Tax Aide– provides in-person and virtual tax assistance to anyone free of charge with a special focus on taxpayers who are over 50 or have low to moderate income. Program generally runs from February 12 to April 15.    
  • Accounting Aid Society– Available to those with an annual household income of $57,000 or less.  Offers a remote service where IRS certified tax preparers will work to complete tax returns via phone. Must have a smartphone and an email address to submit documents. 
  • IRS Free File– Prepare and file your federal income tax online for free. File at an IRS partner site with the IRS Free File Program or use Free File Fillable Forms. No cost to you for a federal return. 
  • MyFreeTaxes.com- Free online tax filing program provided by United Way that helps anyone of any income file their taxes for free. Can file federal and unlimited state returns for free. 

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