Not Too Late for Free Tax Prep

If you haven’t prepared and filed your taxes yet, it’s not too late.

IRS certified tax preparers and accounting students from Aquinas College, Davenport University and Cornerstone University will be joined by community volunteers to provide free tax preparation for people with incomes under $57,000.

Every year, millions of dollars in tax refunds and credits go unclaimed by those who need them the most.

Free tax preparation services help West Michigan families receive tax refunds and credits that enable them to stay in their homes, feed their families, keep the lights on, and save for tomorrow.

Volunteers are providing assistance in conjunction with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, a cooperative effort of the Internal Revenue Service and nonprofit groups that train volunteers to prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country. As volunteers, accounting students have been certified by the IRS to participate.

Volunteer experiences give students a chance to use their tax skills in real-world situations with actual clients while benefiting those who need assistance completing their tax returns.

Most of the refunds and credits are spent locally and benefits local economies.

In 2014, more than 80 students and alumni participated in this program, logging more than 6,600 volunteer hours and totaling more than $6.1 million in tax refunds and credits.

Saturday, April 12, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, April 14, 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 15, 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

ACSET Community Action Tax Center  
121 Franklin St. SE  Ste. 100
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

The tax assistance is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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