Sen. Emmons offers free tax preparation guides online

Sen. Judy Emmons

Sen. Judy Emmons

LANSING, Mich. — Getting ready to file your state tax forms and want to know if there are any changes this year? Need a copy of the forms?

To meet your needs, Sen. Judy Emmons has announced that residents of Clare, Gratiot, Isabella, Mecosta and Montcalm counties can download a free copy of the Michigan Taxpayer’s Guide 2017 by visiting the senator’s website.

The guide, which is a reference for the 2016 tax year, is designed to help residents prepare their state tax returns.

“When filling out your tax return or paying your property taxes, it is important to be accurate and thorough,” said Emmons, R-Sheridan. “I am pleased to offer this useful taxpayer guide at no cost on my website. I encourage constituents of the 33rd Senate District to use this resource to help take some of the confusion out of filing state tax returns and paying property taxes.”

The booklet contains information on Michigan’s income tax, property taxes and tax credits. Included is a year-long listing of important property tax dates and deadlines as well as copies of the most commonly used tax forms. The guide also features addresses, phone numbers and email information for obtaining state agency tax assistance.

Emmons added 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 2017 may be downloaded by visiting