The Cass County COA is proud to partner with the AARP Foundation to provide tax assistance. Tax-Aide volunteers are located nationwide, and are trained and IRS-certified every year. The team’s focus is preparing returns for retired persons and seniors. All returns are prepared on an appointment only basis, and there is no charge for preparing or e-filing the returns.
The COA will begin scheduling appointments on Monday, February 28 at 8:00am. Please do NOT call before February 28. To schedule an appointment, please call the COA at (269) 445- 8110. The number of available appointments is extremely limited and will be filled on a first-come first served-basis. Please do not select a date before your statements and other tax documents usually arrive. For example, if you receive certain documents in the middle of March please schedule a date after that time. After making an appointment you will receive a letter in the mail.
The team prepares Federal and full-year resident Michigan tax returns. This includes the Michigan property tax credit and the home heating credit for those who qualify. Michigan has expanded the eligibility for property tax credits and increased the maximum amount that can be paid. The team also prepares Indiana Reciprocal returns for Michigan residents who work in Indiana.
Please note, the team cannot prepare tax returns involving farm income (other than Land Rental with no claimed expenses), rental properties, small businesses with net losses or expenses exceeding $25,000, or cancellation of debts other than for nonbusiness credit cards. The team also cannot prepare taxes for residents of other states or part-year residents.