Many seniors turn to their senior center or other community resources for help with their taxes. This year, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is continuing to make getting help more complicated. While more help will be delivered in-person this year, many centers still have limited appointments available—making it critical for seniors and family caregivers to reach out early to get an appointment booked.
Kelly Elswick, an Area Agency on Aging 1-B Resource Specialist who manages our Resource Database, has been busy contacting local organizations to understand what kind of tax help will be available to seniors and what that help might look like this year. Kelly says that—much like last year—she is finding there are fewer organizations offering assistance, and many of those organizations have a reduced capacity to help when compared to past years. “This means there are just fewer available appointments.” she said. “So seniors who need help with their taxes need to act quickly.” See below for the list of tax assistance available for seniors in the AAA 1-B’s 6-county southeast Michigan region.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
Website: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
Volunteers offer free help to those with low to moderate incomes. Their website will be updated in early February with information for 2022.
Accounting Aid Society
Phone: (313) 556-1920
Website: Appointment Scheduling Form
Available to those with an annual household income of up to $57,000. In-person, virtual and drop-off appointments available beginning January 10.
Hartland Senior Center
Phone: (810) 626-2135
Currently finalizing details. More information available on February 1.
Howell Carnegie District
Phone: (810) 447 0868
Appointments required and will be held on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, from January 29 through April 9 in the library’s Meabon Room.
Macomb Community Action
Phone: (586) 463-2537
Website: Appointment Form
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance VITA Program being held at several locations in Macomb County from January April. Register through the appointment form.
Romeo, Washington & Bruce Parks & Recreation
Phone: (586) 752 9601
AARP Tax Program by appointment only. Registration begins January 10.
Phone: ( 586) 336-9956
Drop Off Tax Program on Saturdays from late January April. Call or email to make an appointment..
Aid in Milan
Phone: (734) 439-8420
Scan-and-go tax preparation. Free for individuals making $57,000 or less, people with disabilities or limited-English-speaking tax payers.
Monroe County Opportunity Program:
Phone: (734) 241-2775
Auburn Hills Department of Senior Services
Phone: (248) 370-9353
AARP Tax Aide Program will host in-person appointments beginning in February. Registration begins January 18.
Berkley Recreation Department
Phone: (248) 658-3470
AARP Tax Aide Assistance from on Thursdays, 9 am to noon, February 3 through April 7. Appointment required. Participants will drop off their tax in formation, meet briefly with an AARP volunteer to ensure all necessary paperwork is completed, and return the following
week to sign forms.
Richardson Senior Center (Commerce)
Phone: (248) 926-0063
AARP Tax Aide Assistance by appointment only.
Highland Activity Center
Phone: (248) 887 -1707
AARP drop-off service beginning February 10.
Independence Township Senior Community Center
Phone: (248) 625 8231
AARP Tax Assistance on Fridays, from February 4 April 8.
City of Novi Older Adult Services
Phone: (248) 347-0414
AARP Tax Aide volunteers will provide assistance on Wednesdays, from 10 am to 3 pm, February 3 through April 13. Masks required.
Southfield Adult Recreation Center
Phone: (248) 796-4650
AARP Tax Aide will be available weekdays from February 1 to April 8. Registration will begin January 18.
Troy Parks and Recreation
Phone: (248) 524-3484
AARP Tax Aide virtual/drop-off appointments on Fridays, from 9 am to 3 pm, beginning in February.
West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation
Phone: (248) 451-1900
AARP Drop Off Tax Program. call to register. Appointments will be held on Tuesdays, from 9 am to 3 pm, February 8 through April.
St. Clair County:
Blue Water Community Action Center (Port Huron)
Phone: (810) 982-8541
Details being finalized. Check their website and Facebook page for details.
Chelsea Senior Center
Phone: (734) 475 9242
Appointments will be held on Thursdays from February 24 through April 7.
Housing Bureau for Seniors
Phone: (734) 998-9341
AARP Tax Clinic. In person appointments will be held at the Turner Resource Center every Friday, from February 4 through April 8, and every other Wednesday from February 16 through April 13. R
Saline Area Senior Center
Phone: (734) 429-9274
AARP Tax Aide. In-person appointments. Must wear a mask. Individuals will wait in a separate room while taxes are being completed. Registration begins January 19.
St. Francis of Assisi Parish (2150 Frieze Road, Ann Arbor)
Phone: (734) 821-2121
Drop Off tax preparation assistance for individuals earning le s than $45,000/year on Saturdays from February through April.
Ypsilanti District Library
Two locations: Whittaker Road and Michigan Avenue. Participants will pick up a packet and fill it out prior to appointment. Individuals will stay at the library during the appointment and sign the forms at the end.
Michigan Ave: 229 W Michigan Avenue
(734) 482-4110, ext 2421
Tax assistance on Wednesdays.
Whittaker Road: 5577 Whittaker Road
(734) 482-4110, ext 2411
Need help finding other resources for older adults? Call our Information & Assistance Resource Center at 800-852-7795.