Tax Assistance Program

Genesee County Tax Assistance & Financial Services Coalition

The 2017 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will begin assisting residents in February 2017. This program provides free income tax preparation for working families with low to moderate incomes along with free electronic filing through April 15th. There are various locations, days, and hours, to fit your schedule.

The Genesee County Tax Assistance & Financial Services Coalition, in cooperation with the IRS, will have 5 VITA sites available in the Genesee County area through April 14th. The VITA sites help low and moderate income families file their 2016 income taxes and to benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); all at no cost to the client. The EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low to moderate income working individuals and families.  Most of the VITA locations provide service by appointment only, while a number of Saturday sessions allow for walk in clients.  The schedule below lists all site locations, hours, and if an appointment is needed, along with MTA Bus Routes.

The Coalition has been serving residents of Genesee County since 2003. Residents can be assured that while each VITA site is staffed by volunteers, each preparer has gone through extensive training to assist their fellow citizens and is certified by the IRS.  United Way of Genesee County, which is responsible for oversight of the program, is committed to continue bringing valuable tax dollars to area residents through program access and expansion.

What information do I need to have my taxes prepared?

Click here to see a list of documents you should bring to your appointment.  Please bring all documents that apply to your tax situation.

Tax Preparation Sites:

Brennan Senior Center
1301 Pingree Avenue
Flint, MI 48503
Contact: 810.766.7238

Tuesdays by Appointment Only
10:00am - 2:00pm

February 14, 21,28
March 7, 14, 21, 28

MTA Route 9 Lapeer Road                                                

Canaan Baptist Church                                               
910 E. Gillespie (at Industrial Avenue)                     
Flint, MI 48505

Saturday Walk-In
9:00am - 3:00pm

February 11, 18, 25
March 4                                                                                                       

MTA Route 1 N. Saginaw

Flint Public Library 
1026 E. Kearsley
Flint, MI 48502
Contact: 810.406.8507

Saturday Walk-In
9:00am - 3:00pm or untill all slots are filled

February 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25              

MTA Route 6 Lewis/Selby                                 

Mott Community College
1401 E. Court Street
Flint, MI 48503
Contact: 810.232.6293

Fridays by Appointment Only
9:30am - 1:00pm

February 24
March 3, 24, 31
April 7, 14

MTA Route 7 Franklin

University of Michigan Flint
1 Riverfront Building
Flint, MI 48502
Contact 810.406.8507

Saturday Walk-In
9:30am - 3:00pm or until all slots are filled

April 1, 8

MTA Route 1 N. Saginaw
MTA Route 6, Lewis/Selby

*Schedule subject to change. Please note weather related closings; if the building is closed due to weather, there will be no taxes prepared.