Green offers taxpayer’s guide and forms online

For Immediate Release
Jan. 29, 2013

Contact: Ryan Mitchell

Green offers taxpayer’s guide and forms online

LANSING, Mich.— With tax season quickly approaching, state Sen. Mike Green has announced the availability of the 2013 Michigan Taxpayer’s Guide, state and federal tax forms, and links to free electronic filing services through his official website.

“Tax season can be a stressful time of year,” said Green. “I’m pleased to help ease the burden of the season by providing convenient access to everything folks will need to file their taxes.”  

The taxpayer’s guide contains information for the 2012 tax year on Michigan property taxes, homestead property tax credits, farmland and open space tax relief, the home heating credit program, and individual income taxes. When used with tax form instructions, the information contained in the booklet may make filling out state tax forms easier and may even help taxpayers save money.

Green commented that the federal fiscal situation has caused confusion for some taxpayers, but that the Internal Revenue Service has indicated that late changes to federal tax laws should mean only a short delay for most taxpayers in filing their 2012 federal returns.

More than 120 million taxpayers, or about 80 percent of all filers, should be able to start filing their federal returns as of Jan. 30. The state tax procedure is proceeding as usual.

The taxpayer’s guide and tax forms can be found at through the homepage and self-service links. Printed forms and publications are also available free of charge by contacting Green’s office toll-free at 1-866-305-2131.