Free tax preparation guides available

Sen. Dale Zorn

Sen. Dale Zorn

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan residents who are getting ready to file their taxes and want current information can call Sen. Dale Zorn’s office for a free copy of the Michigan Taxpayer’s Guide 2018 or download the guide from the senator’s website.

The guide, which is a reference for the 2017 tax year, is designed to help residents prepare their state tax returns. The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018 and does not affect individual income taxes for 2017.

“As Michigan residents prepare their tax returns or pay their property taxes, it is important that they have access to useful and accurate information,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “This easy-to-use guide can help take some of the confusion out of filling out state tax forms. I encourage residents of Monroe and Lenawee counties to review this valuable resource concerning Michigan’s individual income taxes, property taxes and tax credits.”

The booklet includes a year-long listing of important property tax dates and deadlines as well as copies of the most commonly used tax forms. It also features addresses, phone numbers and email information for obtaining state agency tax assistance.

Zorn said 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 Michigan Taxpayer’s Guide 2018 may be downloaded by visiting

Residents may also call Zorn’s office at (517) 373-3543 to request a printed copy.