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Tax Preparation

Tax Preparation at YDL

AARP TaxAide

YDL serves as a site for free tax preparation. From February until mid-April, AARP offers tax assistance at the Whittaker Road and Superior branches. As the Michigan Ave. branch remains closed, no tax preparation services will be held there.

AARP’s TaxAide program is provided by trained volunteers in partnership with the IRS, primarily serving low and moderate income taxpayers. There is no age requirement, but this service especially targets those 50 years and older. AARP membership is not required.

Be aware: all AARP TaxAide appointments are booked. You may still be added to the waiting list by calling:

  • Whittaker: 734-482-4110, x2411
  • Superior: 734-482-4110, x2431

Please note:

  • Before your appointment, you will need to visit the library to pick up a packet of paperwork that needs to be completed in advance of your appointment.
  • If you are filing jointly with a spouse, both spouses must be present at the appointment

What to bring:

  • All W-2s, 1099s, and any other records of income
  • 2022 tax return
  • Government-issued photo ID and Social Security card or Social Security statement (SSA-1099) for yourself and your spouse.
  • Social Security card for all dependents
  • Birth dates for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents
  • Personal check with routing/account numbers for direct deposit of a refund.
  • 1095-A if you received ACA health insurance
  • Any other tax documents, such as 1098s
  • If eligible for the Home Heating Credit, bring Dec, Jan, or Feb DTE bill or other proof of heating costs if not DTE.
  • If eligible for Property Tax Credit, bring 2023 Summer and Winter Property Tax statements OR proof of rent paid along with your landlord’s name and address.
  • If itemizing, bring all necessary documentation.
  • If self-employed, bring records of all income and expenses.


Do-it-Yourself options

YDL offers tax forms, while supplies last, at the Whittaker and Superior branches. Currently available:

  • US 1040
  • US 1040 instructions
  • US 1040-SR
  • US 1040-SR instructions
  • Michigan booklet (forms and instructions)

Online filing is available for qualifying taxpayers through United Way’s My Free Taxes website.

Additional Tax Preparation Sites

The following community organizations also offer tax preparation. Call to find out if you qualify.

  • Housing Bureau for Seniors offers AARP Tax Aide, VITA Tax Preparation, and Michigan Tax Credit assistance. Call 734-998-9341 for an appointment.
  • United Way offers the VITA program for households with income less than $64,000 per year. Call 2-1-1- for an appointment.
  • The Accounting Aid Society offers tax preparation to those who qualify on Saturdays at EMU’s Halle Library. Click here or call 313-556-1920 for an appointment.