Free Tax Assistance Programs 2014

January 25 - April 12

AARP, Accounting Aid Society, and Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency are providing free tax preparation for the 2013 tax year at eleven (11) Detroit Public Library locations.  Seniors and those physically unable to visit a tax site call TIP 313.481.1400 for a referral to other sites.

Eligibility guidelines for this free service are based on annual household income:

 Maximum Income

 Individuals $35,000

 Families    $50,000

This free service includes preparation of Federal, State, City tax returns, and application for credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, First-Time Homebuyer Credit, Home Heating Credit, Homestead Property Tax Credit, and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Incentives.

Main Library - Old Children's

Walk-in Service Location

Take a number when the doors open.   

Line frequently starts forming a half hour before doors open.  Individuals in line receive a number and are served in number order.  The doors open at 10 a.m. on Saturdays. Approximately 40 - 50 people will be helped on a first come, first served basis. The number serviced depends on the number of AAS volunteers present.


Main Library:  313.481.1406

5201 Woodward Avenue (N. of Warren) use Old Children's entrance only.  Door opens 10 a.m. Saturdays

Saturdays, January 25 - April 12

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.



*Campbell Branch: 313.481.1550

8733 W. Vernor/Springwells

Tuesday, March 18 

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


*Chandler Park:  313.481.1560

12800 Harper/Dickerson

Thursday, March 27
Thursday, April 10

12:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m.


*Conely Branch:  313.481.1590

4600 Martin/Michigan

Wednesday, March 26
Wednesday, April 2

11:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m.


Douglass Branch: 313.481.1700

3666 Grand River/Trumbull

Wednesdays, February 5 - April 9

10:30 a.m. -2:20 p.m.

This location is sponsored by AARP.

Call 313.481.1707 for an appointment.


Duffield Branch:  313.481.1710

2507 W. Grand Blvd. /14th Street


Saturdays, January 25 - April 12

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 Appointment only:  313.556-1920

This location is sponsored by Accounting Aid Society.

(No tax service February 15)


Edison Branch: 313.481.1720

18400 Joy Rd. /Southfield Freeway

Tuesdays, February 4- April 15

10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

This location is sponsored by AARP. No appointment.  Walk-ins only.  First come, first served.  Space is limited.

*Hubbard Branch: 313.481.1750

12929 W. McNichols/James Couzens

Tuesday, February 18

12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 25

11:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.


*Parkman Branch: 313.481.1810

1766 Oakman Blvd. /Linwood

Monday, March 10
Monday, March 31
Monday, April 7

1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


*Sherwood Forest Branch: 313.481.1840

7117 W. Seven Mile/Livernois

Thursday, March 13

12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


*Wilder Branch: 313.481.1870

7140 E. Seven Mile/ Van Dyke

Wednesday, March 26
Wednesday, April 9

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Documents to Bring:

  • Driver's license or state ID.
  • Social Security numbers for yourself (spouse and dependents if applicable).
  • Income statements or forms such as W-2s, unemployment, pension, Social Security, child support, and miscellaneous Income.
  • To claim deductions or credits for home purchase, energy-efficiency upgrades, medical expenses, dependent care expense, or student loan interest or tuition, bring all supporting documents.
  • For the Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit, homeowners need to bring proof of the taxable value of the home, plus property tax bills from 2013.  Renters need to bring lease agreements, rent receipts, and landlord's name and address.
  • For the Michigan Home Heating Credit, bring proof of the amount spent on heating your home for the year.  Contact your heat provider for this information, or find it on your December, January, and February statements.
  • To have federal and state refunds directly deposited to a bank or credit union account, bring institution name and routing number, and your account number.


* These locations are sponsored by Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency.   Call (734) 284-6999 or (313) 388-9799 for an appointment.   Walk-ins are accepted.  Appointments are served first.


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