Sen. Mike Kowall offers free tax preparation guides

LANSING—Sen. Mike Kowall announced on Tuesday that residents of the 15th Senate District can download a free copy of the 2015 Michigan Taxpayer’s Guide by visiting the senator’s website.

The guide, which is a reference for the 2014 tax year, is designed to help residents prepare their state tax returns.

“The 2015 Michigan Taxpayer’s Guide contains reliable, updated information,” said Kowall, R-White Lake. “The booklet is designed to ease the burden of filling out state tax forms. I encourage all my constituents to take advantage of this valuable resource when preparing their state tax returns or paying property taxes.”

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.

Free copies of the taxpayer guide may be downloaded by clicking on the Publications tab, above.

Kowall represents western Oakland County in the 15th Senate District, including the cities of Northville, Novi, Orchard Lake, South Lyon, Walled Lake and Wixom, and the townships of Commerce, Lyon, Milford, Novi, West Bloomfield and White Lake.