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July 24, 2017 — AAS Receives $8,000 Grant from Chemical Bank
July 10, 2017 — Passionate about helping increase the financial stability of Detroit residents? Here’s your chance! We’ve got a one-year AmeriCorps position that begins October 1. Click here for details.
July 1 2017 — New chair and vice chair of the Board. Read more here.
June 29, 2017 — EITC push in City of Detroit puts $74 million more in pockets of Detroiters this season. Read the results in the press release from the city here.
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: detne.ws/2mGvuzA
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 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 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 email@example.com.
July 7, 2016 — E-News
July 6, 2016 — Community Leaders Join Board of Directors
June 23, 2016 — For the latest information about our agency, please see our newly revised “About Us.”
March 24, 2016 — OLHSA 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, 2016 – Free Financial Resource Fair Feb. 20
Show Me the Monday Day-Oakland County
January 29, 2016 — EITC Awareness Day
January 22, 2016 — Detroit accepts online tax filings for first time, and AAS is there to help
January 4, 2016 — NABA 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/
June 18, 2015 – E-News
June 19, 2015 – Lisa Howze Joins AAS Board, New Officers Elected
May 14, 2015 – Tribute 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, 2014 — Read 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, 2014 – Our 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
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
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.