If you’ve been putting off your taxes because you don’t want to deal with the paperwork headache, there could be a place for you to turn for help. Every year, hundreds of IRS-certified volunteers help people file their taxes for free in Michigan. Marshall Hunt, with the Accounting Aid Society of Detroit, tells us you can just call 211 to get hooked up with someone who won’t steer you wrong. He notes there are some tax preparers you want to avoid.
“I think any time anybody can so-called guarantee you a certain amount of refund, or say ‘I can get you $4,000’ or something like that, that should be a real red flag,” Hunt said.
You can find out more at MichiganFreeTaxHelp.org. The United Way often runs such programs in southwest Michigan.