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Tax Preparation Help at YDL

As in years past, YDL offers options to help qualifying individuals get their taxes prepared. This page will be updated as availability and services change.

Tax assistance options from certified volunteers


Update, 3/8/22: all appointments are full, but you may call to be placed on the waiting list.

AARP tax appointments are offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Michigan Avenue location and Thursdays at the Whittaker Rd location. Clients will need to pick up a packet and fill it out prior to their appointment. During their appointment, clients will remain in the library. At the end of the appointment, providing all information is complete, clients will be able to sign off on their taxes and will not need to return again. Appointments are limited; please call for availability and eligibility.

  • YDL-Michigan: 734-482-4110, x2421
  • YDL-Whittaker: 734-482-4110, x2411
Scan and Go

Update, 3/8/22: All appointments are full. No more appointments are being taken.

Sponsored by United Way of Washtenaw County. Get your taxes prepared by a certified VITA volunteer. Limited appointments are available at YDL-Superior. This service is available for households with income of $57,000 or less.

How does Scan & Go work?

Before your Scan and Go appointment at YDL-Superior, You will pick up intake paperwork, gather your documents and fill out your paperwork. Once at the library for your appointment, staff will meet you outside for your documents and ID. You will need to remain outside while staff take your documents inside to scan them. You’ll receive your documents after they are scanned. The library will transmit the digital files of your documents to United Way through a secure website. YDL will not keep any copies of your personal documents.

Over the next 1-2 weeks, a certified volunteer will work on preparing your taxes. They will contact you with any questions they may have. Once your taxes are completed, they will call you to go over everything and schedule your return visit.

At your return visit, you will receive a copy of your taxes and sign a form that allows United Way to efile your taxes. Library staff will scan the form and return it to you. After that, your taxes will be filed.

Get help from an IRS-certified volunteer to prepare your tax return from the comfort of your home. This service is for individuals who are comfortable with computers or smart devices including tablets or phone and have access to reliable internet. This service is available for households with incomes of $66,000 or less.  Click here to get started.

For Do-it-Yourselfers

Tax Forms

Limited copies will be available, and are not intended for use by paid preparers. This list will be updated as supplies are exhausted.

The following forms are currently available at YDL buildings:

  • IRS 1040 Instruction booklet
  • IRS 1040 Forms
  • Michigan booklets (including 1040 & Home Heating Credit)

More forms will arrive soon; please check back for updated listings of forms that you may pick up.

Find and print forms from the IRS website here.

Find and print forms from the State of Michigan’s website here.

A secure, do-it-yourself service available for individuals and families. This service is for individuals who are comfortable answering questions about their finances or have used self-prepared tax preparation software before.

More Tax Resources free options for self-guided online tax preparation, sponsored by United Way

Free eFile options from the State of Michigan Treasury website