2013-01-10 18:06:06 - Tax preparation for low-income individuals and families helps those in need obtain crucial tax credits
Members of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) will once again volunteer their tax preparation expertise to help low-income individuals and families in Detroit as part of the Accounting Aid Society’s (AAS) 2013 “Tax Assistance Program”. The MACPA will participate in the AAS Adopt-A-Site program by preparing taxes at Focus: HOPE on Saturday, January 26, Saturday, February 2 and Saturday, February 9.
Eligibility for the free service is an annual income of $25,000 or less for an individual or less than $50,000 for a family. Volunteers assist clients with local, state and federal tax filings. In 2012, 82 MACPA volunteers brought $211,000 back to Detroit residents in refunds during the three-day program. Approximately 150 low-income individuals and families
were served. MACPA is a diversified, professional, member-driven organization serving nearly 18,000 CPAs and affiliated professionals throughout Michigan.
In addition to partnering with AAS for the Tax Assistance Program, MACPA has also teamed with the Karmanos Cancer Institute. They will be there to offer breast cancer screenings to female attendees.
Thousands of southeast Michigan’s most needy individuals, families and retirees continue to be unable to afford professional tax assistance, and, as a result, miss out on receiving many tax credits. The MACPA and its members, in alliance with AAS, are committed to helping those in need understand their tax rights and responsibilities.
Tax preparation begins at 9:00 a.m. Clients are advised to arrive before then. Focus: HOPE is located at: 1300 Oakman (at Linwood), Detroit, MI 48238.