Seville Township Library

Free Income Tax Assistance

Seville Township Public Library Partners with Free Income Tax Assistance Program
Area residents can have their federal, state & city taxes prepared and filed, for free, by IRS certified volunteer preparers.


Riverdale: Area residents with 2017 income of $54,000 or less can have their federal, state and city (if applicable) taxes prepared and filed for free at the Seville Township Public Library this year through the Scan and Go Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Appointments to meet with an IRS-certified tax volunteer are available Tuesdays from February 6 through March 20. To schedule an appointment, call the library at: 989-833-7776.

To help local taxpayers in the area, the Seville Township Public Library has partnered with the Michigan Economic Impact Coalition, a statewide group supporting free tax programs. The IRS VITA program offers free, safe, secure, and high quality income tax preparation services to eligible taxpayers.

The Scan and Go VITA is a “drop off” service. Taxpayers will meet with an IRS-certified volunteer who will scan their tax documents into a secure system so their taxes can be prepared. The taxpayer will return the following week to review their prepared return before it is filed. The initial intake or “drop-off” process will take about 30 minutes and the final review, or pick-up, of the tax return will take about 15 to 30 minutes.

All VITA volunteers pass a standards and conduct test administered by the IRS before being allowed to meet with taxpayers. This ensures protection of information and quality service for users of the VITA program.

All VITA volunteer preparers are trained in federal, state and local tax law and certified by the IRS to prepare and file taxes.

For more on the VITA program, go to the IRS VITA page (https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Free-Tax-Return-Preparation-for-You-by-Volunteers).

To have your taxes prepared for free, you must make an appointment. Hours of MEIC Scan and Go VITA at the Seville Township Public Library:

·       Tuesday February 6, 2018 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

·       Tuesday February 10, 2018 from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

·       Tuesday March 6, 2018 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

·       Tuesday March 20, 2018 from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

When you come to the library, you MUST have:

•            Social Security or ITIN cards for you, your spouse and any dependents

•            Photo ID for you and your spouse

•            All income forms: W2, 1099, 1098, SSI, etc.

•            Information from all other income sources

•            1095A, 1095B, 1095C, or other healthcare information

 

To ensure you get all your credits and deductions, bring all of the following that apply to you:

•            Copy of last year's return

•            Amount spent on child/dependent care and care provider's name, address, tax ID number

•            Heating paid in 2017 (11/1/16 to 10/31/17)  

•            If you are Consumers Energy customer, bring a bill

•            Monthly rent amount and total rent paid in 2017

•            2017 summer and winter property tax bills and receipts

•            Health insurance premiums paid in 2017

•            Alimony information

•            Bank routing and account numbers

•            Information needed for other deductions/credits

For more information or to schedule an appointment, ask a librarian or go to: michiganfreetaxhelp.org/scan-and-go