Sen. Kowall offers free 2011 tax preparation guides

LANSING — Residents of the 15th Senate District looking for a free tax preparation reference can obtain a copy of the latest Michigan Taxpayer’s Guide through Sen. Mike Kowall’s website.

The guide, which is a reference for the 2011 tax year, is designed to help residents prepare their tax forms.

“The tax laws change every year,” said Kowall, R-White Lake. “Filing your taxes can be really confusing and that’s why it’s critical to make sure you have the most up-to-date information. These guides will help Oakland County residents prepare and file their taxes. I encourage everyone to make use of these guides.”

The booklet contains information on Michigan’s taxes and tax credits. Included is a year-long taxpayer’s calendar with reference to important tax dates and filing deadlines. Also inside are copies of the most commonly used tax forms, as well as addresses and phone numbers for obtaining state agency tax information assistance.

Free copies of the tax guides are available for residents of the 15th Senate District on Kowall’s Web site at: Anyone without Internet access can obtain a free copy by contacting Kowall’s office toll free at 1-866-301-6515.