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MICPA Members to Provide Tax Preparation Assistance in Detroit

by MICPA | Jan 27, 2017   ()

Members of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants will provide 2016 tax preparation assistance in Detroit in partnership with the Accounting Aid Society.

MICPA members will volunteer their services from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 at Focus: HOPE, a civil and human rights organization that works to bridge the racial and economic divide in Southeast Michigan. MICPA expects to have 10 CPA volunteers on each of these Saturdays at Focus: HOPE, which is located at 1400 Oakman Blvd. in Detroit.

Tax preparation assistance is available to eligible low-income families and individuals who may not otherwise be able to afford to have their taxes done by a certified professional. Eligible families are those with household incomes up to $54,000. Eligible individuals are those with incomes up to $35,000.

“We work to provide easy access to trained professionals to community members who would benefit from the additional support,” said Lorena Bencsik of Robert Half, chair of the MICPA communications task force. “Low-income families and individuals often miss out on many of the tax credits they are entitled to receive. This program helps clients navigate their tax rights and responsibilities and provide for their families.”

Accounting Aid will sponsor additional sites in Detroit and Livingston, Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. Locations include libraries, senior centers, local businesses and others. Hours and pre-registration requirements vary by location. For a complete list of locations, hours, registration requirements and information, visit accountingaidsociety.org.

The Accounting Aid Society's program returns more than $6 million in tax refunds and credits annually. 

Source: MICPA
Source: MICPA

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