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May 9, 2017 — Still need tax help? Click here for our summer tax help flyer.

April 13, 2017 — Going to miss the tax deadline? Here’s what to do.

March 27, 2017 — The Detroit News
, “Taxing Times. For 45 years, Accounting Aid Society has helped area low-income filers” by Stephanie Steinberg: Great overview of our tax season, including who we help, and who volunteers to help:

March 7, 2017 — Detroit Mayor Duggan urges tax volunteers to work at Detroit tax sites in this brief video.

February 14, 2017 — Community Leaders Join Board of Directors

January 27, 2017 — National EITC Day and 2017 Tax Season Kick-Off

January 26, 2017 —
Major initiative with Mayor Duggan and UW to increase EITC filing in Detroit this tax season.

January 14, 2017 — Our 2017 tax sites

December 2016 — What is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and how can it help you? Watch this brief video.

November 24, 2016 — View our Fox2 “Holiday Connection” video feature story about our need for tax volunteers. (Our segment begins at about 2:18.)

November 11, 2016 Fall Impact E-News

November, 2016 — Join Detroit Mayor Duggan’s EITC Campaign

November 2016 — See our new PSA produced by Fox2Detroit to help us recruit tax volunteers.

August 30, 2016 — UM-Dearborn Dean of Business Joins AAS Board

July 20, 2016 — Bilingual Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Associate Needed. Click here for the job description. Resumes to hr@accountingaidsociety.org

July 19, 2016 — We have three job openings: a Points of Light Financial Opportunity Corps Program Development Fellow to coordinate the fourth year of our financial coaching program; and two AmeriCorps members to support our financial empowerment initiatives. Click on their respective links for details. Resumes to hr@accountingaidsociety.org.

July 7, 2016 —  E-News

July 6, 2016Community Leaders Join Board of Directors

June 23, 2016 — For the latest information about our agency, please see our newly revised  “About Us.”

June 7, 2016 — Our updated spring/summer hours for individual and family tax help in this flyer.
April 13, 2016 — Going to miss the April 18 deadline for filing personal taxes? Here’s what to do.

March 24, 2016OLHSA offers free tax-filing help for local residents, The Oakland Press

March 15– VITA Awareness Day (press release)

February 2016  Impact Report — Catch up with us by reading our quarterly e-news.

February 18, 2016  – Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, writes about our Show Me the Money Day and the Save Your Refund program.

February 10, 2016 –  (Video) Looking for a safe and no-cost way to prepare your taxes? Try free file. Marshall Hunt explains the advantages in this brief video.

February 9, 2016Free Financial Resource Fair Feb. 20
                                       Show Me the Monday Day-Oakland County

January 29, 2016EITC Awareness Day

January 22, 2016Detroit accepts online tax filings for first time, and AAS is there to help

January 4, 2016NABA partners with AAS at new City Hall tax site (video)

January 1, 2016 — AAS Offers 23 Free Tax Sites in Southeast Michigan

January 1, 2016 —  Hunt Elected to National Taxpayer Steering Committee

December 1, 2015 —  Our 2015 Economic Impact

November 12, 2015 — Bank of America Awards AAS with Neighborhood Builders Award

August 18, 2015 — Tax preparation is “only the tip of the iceberg” of our VITA program as additional support services are needed by the people we serve — a national trend as reported by CFED. Marshall Hunt adds to the discussion of this story about VITA programs across the country. http://cfed.org/blog/inclusiveeconomy/at_45_the_vita_program_offers_so_much_more_than_just_tax_assistance/

June 18, 2015E-News

June 19, 2015 – Lisa Howze Joins AAS Board, New Officers Elected

May 14, 2015Tribute to our Volunteers Annual Dinner, program booklet

March 2015 Newsletter http://eepurl.com/bhdohD

Jan. 28, 2015 – (Press Release) EITC Awareness Day with Detroit Mayor Duggan Announced 

Jan. 5, 2015 — (FLYER) List of our 2015 Tax Season Tax Sites

Dec. 9, 2014 — (VIDEO) Economic Opportunities – Come Join Us!

November , 2014 – Volunteers at Accounting Aid Society – See our new ad.

November, 2014 – Training is now open for tax volunteers. Sign up today!

June 19, 2014Read our June E-newsletter.

May 22, — View the program booklet from our 2014 Volunteer Tribute, which lists all of our volunteers and partners for this fiscal year,  and higlights some of our accomplishments.

April 15 — Our free Spring/Summer tax help is underway

April 12 — WDIV-Ch4’s story on tax preparation rip-offs underscores the importance of our free tax assistance by trained and certified IRS-certified tax volunteers: http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/Defenders-Tax-preparation-ripping-off-customers/25439076

April 3, 2014 — Going to miss the April 15 deadline? Here’s what to do. Plus, free tax help is always available from AAS. Our spring/summer program begins April 28.

March 13, 2014 — An Invitation to Celebrate!  http://eepurl.com/P1B8P

February 17, 2014 — WDIV Local 4 Detroit — Can’t get through to the IRS with your questions? If you use Accounting Aid’s free DIY online tax program, you can get your questions answered via our live, phone-based hotline. Reporter Steve Garagiola reports: http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/irs-service-delay-frustration/-/1719418/24528236/-/h23wojz/-/index.html

February 10, 2014 — Fox 2 Detroit’s Business Editor Murray Feldman features the Tax Assistance Program in his weekly “Money Monday” segment. (Note: Volunteers from the MACPA “adopted” our Focus: HOPE location for three Saturdays. Free tax help continues there Mondays through Fridays through April 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) For a list of our 23 tax sites, click here.

February 10, 2014 — Detroit News Personal Finance Columnist Brian O’Connor calls on Karen Newman, assistant director of tax services, for clarification on what tax filers can keep and what they can toss.

February 9, 2014 — Detroit Free Press Personal Finance Columnist Susan Tompor reports on our Financial Coaching Program.

January 23, 2014 — Our 40th tax season kicks off this Saturday, January 25. Here’s a media mention from WXYZ, thanks to one of our volunteer partners, the MACPA: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/mi-cpas-offer-tax-assistance-program

January 7, 2014Our revised 2014 Tax Site Location List And “What to Bring to a Tax Site” – important financial and other documents December 20, 2013 — Our latest news December 19, 2013 — Volunteer Tax Training Schedule at a Glance

December 1, 2013 — Volunteers can sign up now for tax training.

October 21, 2013 — Interested in becoming a tax volunteer for the upcoming 2014 tax season? Early Bird and Advanced trainings begin in early December. Sign up now with our new, improved software!

October 10, 2013  —  Congratulations to AAS Board Member Alexis Dishman, named the 2013 Dave Bing Future Leader Award. Watch the video here: http://www.freep.com/videonetwork/2733229807001?odyssey=mod|tvideo2|article

September 2013 — AAS is one of 10 Chosen for National Financial Coaching Program

September 2013 — Recent Additions to the Board of Directors

August 2013 — Ford and AAS: New Location in SW Detroit

July-October 2013 — Free Tax Help and Related Services Continue  

May 2013 — Outstanding Volunteers Honored

April 2013 — AAS Returns $24.1 Million to SE Michigan During 2013 Tax Season

March 17, 2013 — Detroit Free Press Personal Finance Columnist Susan Tompor created this nice feature on our tax services: January 10, 2013 — Click here for a downloadable list of our January-April 2013 tax sites.

December 20, 2012: Our final e-news for the year, with goals for 2013. November 5, 2012: Detroit Free Press“Focus: HOPE’s Neighborhood Network program looks to revive 100-block area of Detroit.”  Accounting Aid Society is a proud to be a partner. http://www.freep.com/article/20121105/NEWS05/311050042/Neighborhood-Network-program-looks-to-revive-a-100-block-area-of-Detroit

Special Video: October 11, 2012:  AAS President and Unsung Hero Award Winner Kathy Aro puts a face on tax help in this inspirational three-minute video: http://www.freep.com/videonetwork/1892667920001/Eleanor-Josaitis-Unsung-Hero-Kathleen-Hatke-Aro Special Video: WDIV- Channel 4 (Detroit) , Mitch Albom, “Heart of Detroit,” features AAS and Marshall Hunt.