Sen. Kowall offers free tax preparation guides

LANSING—Residents of the 15th Senate District looking for tax preparation information can obtain a free copy of the 2013 Michigan Taxpayer’s Guide by visiting Sen. Mike Kowall’s website, the lawmaker said Thursday.

The guide, which is a reference for the 2012 tax year, is designed to help residents prepare their state tax returns.

“It is important to have updated information when filling out your taxes, since the tax laws change every year,” said Kowall, R-White Lake. “Keeping up with these changes can be a challenge. That’s why this free preparation guide is such a useful tool. I am happy we have made it available on my website.”

The booklet contains information on Michigan’s income tax, property taxes and tax credits. Included is a year-long listing of important property tax dates and deadlines as well as copies of the most commonly used tax forms. The guide also features addresses, phone numbers and email information for obtaining state agency tax assistance.

Kowall added that the guide is meant as a helpful resource and not as a substitute for Michigan Department of Treasury tax instruction booklets.

Residents can contact Kowall’s office toll-free at 1-866-301-6515 to reserve a free copy.

Free copies may also be downloaded from this website by clicking Publications.