FREE TAX SERVICES IN MICHIGAN















The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally 
make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income 
tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

In addition to VITA, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help for all 
taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about 
pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors.The IRS-certified volunteers who pro-
vide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that 
receive grants from the IRS.  http://michiganfreetaxhelp.org/what-is-vita

Unless otherwise noted, listed below are FREE TAX SERVICES 
to those who are:

IRS forms and publications can be found at 
https://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions

Michigan's are at
https://www.michigan.gov/taxes/0,4676,7-238-43513---,00.html

For info about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) go to
http://www.michiganeic.org

HOMEBOUND PROGRAM for seniors and those physically unable to visit a tax site is available
 via mail by contacting the Accounting Aid Society at 313-647-9620 and asking for a Homebound 
Packet.

NOTE: 
Keep in mind that if your gross adjusted income is $69,000 or less, you can go to 
www.irs.gov/free-file to participate in Free File
(Remember, your adjusted gross income isn't necessarily your salary. It can be lower than your 
gross income after factoring in pre-tax contributions to a 401(k) or health savings accounts. If 
you have a good deal of capital gains from investments, your adjusted gross income would be 
higher than just your income from your job). 

Internal Revenue Service    
500 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI  
Phone:  313-628-3722
FREE Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). 
Home-bound taxpayers can ask for a volunteer home visit.
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If you are experiencing financial hardship related to a tax issue, you might qualify for free, 
confidential help from the Taxpayer Advocate Service.The independent organization works 
within the I.R.S. to help taxpayers navigate the tax system and settle issues. Request help 
by dialing 877-777-4778 or by going to 
https://www.irs.gov/taxpayer-advocate and select "Contact Your Advocate." 

AARP will do FREE tax preparation for basic returns.   
Contact the AARP at 888-227-7669 to find a site in Michigan. 
https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/?migration=rdrct 
and click on "AARP In Your State". If you've made lots of stock trades the AARP won't do free 
returns. It only handles simple tax returns for low and middle income taxpayers with special 
attention to those age 60 and older

ALSO:  The State of Michigan also has a list of FREE tax preparation throughout the state at 
this website:  http://www.michiganeic.org/freetaxprep

ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY:  You can file for free online at MilitaryOneSource 
and have access to TurboTax Basic and 1040 EZ for Federal and State returns.  
Go to https://www.militaryonesource.mil or call 800-730-3802.


LEGAL RESOURCES REGARDING TAXES 

Lakeshore Legal Aid
Counsel & Advocacy Law Line
16250 Northland Dr.  Suite 363
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: 248-443-8068   New Client Intake: 888-783-8190
Website: https://lakeshorelegalaid.org
Lakeshore Legal Aid is a not-for-profit law firm providing a range of free civil legal services 
to people who are low-income, seniors, and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault 
in our communities.
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Covers a WIDE variety of legal matters!
Now serving residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Lakeshore Legal Aid has 
14 locations across Southeast Michigan.


METRO DETROIT & DETROIT

Accounting Aid Society Tax Assistance Program       
Accounting Aid Society HQ
3031 W. Grand Blvd. Suite 470
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-556-1920
Email: info@accountingaidsociety.org
Website: https://accountingaidsociety.org
Full Service Tax Help:
Families and individuals with incomes up to $56,000 may be eligible for our full service tax help. 
If so, we can work with you to prepare and file your federal, state, and local income tax returns,
 and to ensure you receive all of your federal and state Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC). If you 
struggle to make sense of your taxes, or if you worry that you may miss key refunds and credits, 
we’re here to help.
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Homebound Program for seniors and those physically unable to visit a tax site is available 
via mail by contacting the Accounting Aid Society at 313-647-9620 and asking for a Homebound 
Packet.

Detroit Communities Tax & Resource Center
25245 Five Mile
Redford, MI 48239 
Phone: 313-818-1749
Offers free income tax preparation for low-income households, as well as information on 
opening a credit union account, home ownership programs and getting assistance paying 
utility bills. Call for appointment and information! Arabic & Spanish speaking preparers!

The Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation
4750 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone:  313-833-1300  #13 to make an appointment
Website: https://hannan.org
AARP Tax-Aide Service/AARP volunteers are in the service center on Tuesdays and Fridays, 
February 2nd to April 15th to help seniors prepare their tax return and apply for tax credits.  
Open to all people, 60 and older in Metro Detroit.  

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency  
Detroit Corporate HQ:
7310 Woodward  Suite 800
Detroit, MI  48202
&
Out-County Service Hub:
2121 Biddle Ave.              
Wyandotte, MI  48180                                                                                         
Phone:  313-284-6999
Website:  https://www.waynemetro.org/cares
Has over 50 combined admin and service locations throughout Wayne County. Prepares taxes 
for free to families with incomes under $50,000. Walk-ins are accepted but appointments are 
served first!
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Property Tax Assistance
Offering Property Tax Assistance, which can help reduce property taxes.

ACCESS
2651 Saulino Ct. 
Dearborn, MI 
Phone:  313-842-7010
Website: https://www.accesscommunity.org
Clients MUST meet the following income guideline set by the IRS to qualify: individuals 
with the annual income of$20,000 or less and families & the annual income of $42,000 
or less. 

Focus: HOPE
1400 Oakman Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48238
Phone: 313-494-5500
Website: https://www.focushope.edu/community
Economic Mobility:
In partnership with LISC and the United Way of S.E. MI, Focus: HOPE is an Opportunity Center, 
also known as one of the region’s Centers for Working Families helping adults pursue the fin-
ancial success they are after.
Financial Success Classes and Coaching:
Offers FREE classes and one on one coaching that help improve credit score, set budgets, 
developing a plan and more.
Income Support Assistance:
Not only does the Michigan Department of Health Human Services (DHHS) have a permanent 
presence on Focus: HOPE’s campus with Counselors available Monday through Friday, 8:30
a.m. to 4:00 p.m., our participants have access to a range of other easily accessible income 
supports. This free tax preparation through the Accounting Aid Society.

Matrix Human Services
Central Office:
1400 Woodbridge
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: 313-526-4000 #1411
Email: celmore-lejeune@matrixhs.org  Cynthia Elmore-LeJeune
Website: https://www.matrixhumanservices.org/programs/socialmobility
COMMUNITY FINANCIAL CENTER:
Services and support designed to assist clients in reaching their personal economic upward 
mobility goals.
Services within this Center include:

Garden City Family Resource Center 
31735 Maplewood 
Garden City, MI  48135
Phone: 734-793-1860
Website: http://www.gardencitymi.org/250/Tax-Assistance-Program
Appointments are limited and are first come, first serve.  


LENAWEE COUNTY

Community Action Agency Volunteer 
Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
400 W. South
Adrian, MI  49221
Phone: 517-263-7861  
Website: https://www.caajlh.org/income-tax-program-vita
Community Action Agency provides free Federal, state and city income tax preparation 
services through the IRS sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. 
CAA provides trained IRS certified volunteer tax preparers to complete and e-file returns.
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Tax preparers work with each client to ensure the client receives all of the money they 
are entitled to receive. This money could be from the Child Tax Credit, Earned Income 
Tax Credit (EITC), Homestead Property Tax Credit, Home Heating Credit, among others. 
Returns are electronically filed (e-filed) to speed up the receipt of the refund. Returns 
for prior years may be able to be completed for you. Eligible households must have 
income of $56,000 or below.


MACOMB COUNTY

See Accounting Aid Society under Wayne County!

Macomb County Community Services Agency
21885 Dunham   Suite #10
Clinton Twp., MI  48036
Phone: 586-469-6999
Email:  mccsa@macombcountymi.gov
Website:  www.macombcountymi.gov
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Northern Action Center:
58144 Gratiot
New Haven, MI  48048
Phone:  586-749-5146
Armada, Bruce Twp., Chesterfield Twp. (north of 23 Mile Road), Lenox, Macomb Twp. (south 
of 23 Mile Road), Mount Clemens, New Baltimore (south of 23 Mile Road), Shelby Twp. (south 
of 23 Mile Road), St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, or Utica.
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Central Action Center:
18 Market   Suite C
Mount Clemens, MI  48043
Phone: 586-469-6964
Chesterfield Twp. (south of 23 Mile Road), Clinton Twp., Fraser, Harrison Twp., Macomb 
Twp. Mile Rd.), St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights or Utica
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South Action Center:
22856 Ryan 
Warren, MI  48091
Phone: 586-759-9150
Roseville, Center Line, Eastpointe, or Warren
Free tax preparation!  Appointments needed.
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Warren City Hall   (Conference Room)         
1 City Square
Warren, MI  48091
Phone: 586-574-4539  
Those 60 and older can receive help filing their personal income tax returns. Assistance 
is available.  

Samaritan House
62324 Van Dyke
Washington, MI 48094
Phone: 586-336-9956
Website: https://www.samaritanhousemichigan.org
Free Tax Preparation Program
Samaritan House partners with the Accounting Aid Society to prepare State and Federal be-
ginning in late January and continuing until the last Saturday before April 15th. Appointments 
are required. Call or email Samaritan House for details or to make an appointment.


MONROE COUNTY

Monroe Community Opportunity Program / M.C.O.P.
1140 S.Telegraph
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-241-2775
Website: https://monroecountyop.org/tax-preparation.html
MCOP is offering free tax preparation services for qualifying Monroe County residents. Let 
us help you put some money back in your piggy bank. Contact us for eligibility requirements, 
questions, or to arrange an appointment.


OAKLAND COUNTY

OLHSA  (Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency)
Central Office (Oakland County)
196 Cesar E. Chavez Ave.     
P.O. Box 430598
Pontiac, MI  48343-0598
Phone: 248-209-2600    800-482-9250 Toll-Free
Email: info@olhsa.org 
Websitehttps://www.olhsa.org/complete-services#Education
Free Tax Preparation:
Free tax preparation for qualified Oakland and Livingston County residents. 
Financial Management Education:
FREE and open to the public, Financial Management Education provides a certification 
through a curriculum that includes money management skills, developing a spending 
plan, borrowing basics, consumer protection & rights, banking basics and services, 
debt reduction and saving, insurance and long term planning and home ownership and 
maintenance. The certification fulfills the requirements for programs such as Individual 
Development Accounts (IDA), Key to Own (KTO, Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) and Habitat
for Humanity. 

Oakland Neighborhood Tax Center                    
1956 Hilton   (North of 9 Mile, East of Woodward)
Ferndale, MI  48220.  
Phone: 866-673-0873
Offering free tax preparation--call for current times. 


WASHTENAW COUNTY

The University of Michigan Law School's 
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
701 S. State
Ann Arbor, MI 
Phone: 734-936-3535
Website: http://www.law.umich.edu/clinical/litc/Pages/default.aspx
When you arrive at South Hall, please call your student attorney. He or she will meet you 
and take you to the meeting room. 
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We are funded by the University of Michigan Law School and the Taxpayer Advocate Service 
of the Internal Revenue Service. Although the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) receives 
funding from the IRS, the LITC and its employees and volunteers are not affiliated with the 
IRS. Rather, the program is designed to provide low-income taxpayers with proper represen-
tation to achieve a correct outcome in an IRS dispute, regardless of the taxpayer's ability to 
pay for representation.
WHAT WE DO:
We help low-income taxpayers with the following issues when the amount in dispute 
is $50,000 or less per tax year:
1.    IRS Notices, including Notices of Intent to Lien or Levy 
       and Notices of Deficiency
2.    Petitions to the United States Tax Court
3.    IRS Liens and Levies
4.    Offers in Compromise
5.    Installment Agreements
6.    Innocent Spouse Relief
7.    Injured Spouse Relief
8.    Collection Due Process Hearings and Appeals Conferences
9.    Tax Audits 
10.  Earned Income Tax Credit Eligibility and Denials
11.  Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) Issues

Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan
1100 Victors Way  #10 
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone: 734-973-6779
Email:  info@womenscentersemi.org
Website: https://womenscentersemi.org/resources/finances
Has a list of Washtenaw County free tax sites at: 
Website: https://womenscentersemi.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/
Tax-Prep-Services-Washtenaw-2015.pdf

Manchester Community Resource Center
710 E. Main 
PO Box 433
Manchester, MI  48158
Phone: 734-428-7722
Email: manchestercrc@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://manchestercrc.org/get-help-now/our-services













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