FREE Tax Help for Adults Over The Age of 55 in Novi, MI

Would you like someone who has been trained to help you with your taxes this year for free?

Want to make sure your getting all your money back this tax season?

January 31st is the first day that you can file your taxes for 2013. Can you believe that the 2014 tax filing season is already here? Tax season can be very stressful, and the good news is that it doesn’t have to be.

The City of Novi has teamed with the AARP Foundation by providing a location where anyone who is over the age of 55 can get help preparing their taxes for free. The AARP Foundation is providing a free program that offers the services of trained volunteer AARP tax preparers. The program kicks off next week.

The AARP Foundation has been helping people prepare their taxes since 1968 with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. This program has helped almost 50 million low-moderate income tax payers with tax preparation through the years.

Below is a quote from the AARP Foundation’s website that helps to communicate their mission and why They are helping with tax preparation.

“AARP Foundation wants to win back opportunity for those now in crisis, so thousands of vulnerable low-income Americans 50+ can regain their foothold, continue to serve as anchors for their families and communities and ensure that their best life is still within reach.”

When, Where and What to Bring

Every Thursday by appointment from February 6th until April 10, you can head over to the Novi Civic Center and get help preparing your taxes. The Novi Civic Center is located on 45175 W. 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375.

Before you leave home, you will need to collect paperwork to bring to your appointment. Documents to bring include:

  • Identification that has been government issued. For example, your driver’s license or state ID.
  • A copy of last year’s tax return.
  • The social security card for you, your spouse and all you dependents.
  • Your bank routing number and account number. *Bring these for a direct deposit of your tax refund. You can find these numbers by asking your bank or bringing in your check book.
  • All W-2 forms.
  • Any unemployment compensation forms.
  • Any of the following forms, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-B, 1099-R or a 1099-MISC.
  • Bring in something to show your home mortgage interest like a 1098 statement.
  • Receipts of anything that you have donated to charity in 2013.

For the entire list of what to bring including the documents for itemized deductions, please see the AARP Foundation’s website at: Important Documents to Bring to Your Appointment.

  • To schedule an appointment, please contact the City of Novi Older Adult Services at 248-347-0414.
  • For more information, please call Sandy Fisher, the Social Services Coordinator at 248-347-0421 or email her at sfisher@cityofnovi.org.

What Do You Think?

The City of Novi offers a number of support services to the community and providing the location for the free tax preparation service in concert with the AARP Foundation is one of them. Have you ever taken advantage of any of the services that the City of Novi has to offer?