Tax refunds help Michigan workers keep more of what they earn so they can support their families and the economy.
United Way works to connect southeastern Michigan families with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs through our partners Wayne Metro Community Action Agency and Accounting Aid Society. These programs normally offer free in-person tax preparation. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person tax preparation has been suspended. United Way is proud to partner with the City of Detroit and our tax partners to offer free virtual tax preparation for 2020.
We also encourage taxpayers to empower themselves to complete their own taxes through free and low-cost programs like United Way Worldwide’s MyFreeTaxes.com. The service is the only free, national, online tax filing product offered by a nonprofit and is available to more than 100 million U.S. taxpayers.
Tax assistance from Wayne Metro helped Detroiter Renee Perkins get a larger refund through the EITC, which she used to improve her credit and pay down her debt so she could buy a home.READ MORE