Sen. Nofs offers free tax preparation guides

LANSING—Residents of the 19th state Senate District who are in need of tax preparation information can obtain the latest Michigan Taxpayer’s Guide by visiting Sen. Mike Nofs' website, the lawmaker said Thursday.

The guide, which is a reference for the 2010 tax year, is designed to help residents prepare their tax returns.

“It's important for residents to have the most up-to-date information when preparing their annual taxes,” said Nofs, R-Battle Creek. “I am happy to offer this free taxpayer’s guide, and encourage everyone to make use of it when filing their 2010 taxes.”

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 constituents by visiting and clicking the Publications link.

Those without web access can obtain a free copy by contacting Nofs’ office toll free at 888-962-6275. Tax guides are also available free of charge at local libraries throughout Calhoun and Jackson counties.