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Become a Volunteer this Tax Season

The 2015 Tax Preparation season is rapidly approaching.  Volunteers are needed to assist the low-income and elderly residents of the 10 county service area file their tax returns for free.  Previous tax experience is NOT necessary; free training provided.  

To volunteer as a tax preparer contact Mike M. at the Traverse City office or via email at

Emergency Utility Assistance Available

Emergency Utility Assistance through the Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) is now available. Community members can call into their local office to be pre-screened for an appointment. Assistance is available for both deliverable and metered fuel. There are income guidelines based on household size. There may be a wait for appointments due to a high demand for this service.

Also, pre-screening and enrolling clients of Consumers Energy and DTE into low-income plans to help with reduced energy bills and past-due balance forgiveness is available. For more information on the Consumers CARE or DTE Low Income Self-Sufficiency Plan (LSP) or to be pre-screened for enrollment, contact your local office.

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Free Tax Preparation

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Free Tax Preparation Available

Appointments are being scheduled for low-to-moderate income households.  Call (231) 346-2141 or (800) 632-7334 to make your appointment today. Households can also self-prepare and file taxes at  

For locations for tax preparation services, please see the flyer.

Super Saturday Special

Invest in Yourself!  February 7, 2015

  • Inspirational Success Stories
  • Go Green to Save Green
  • Jump Start Your Savings
  • Build Towards Your Dream Job
  • Laughing Matter

Space is limited so please reserve your spot by calling (231) 590-0100. 

Resources for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

There is new resources for homeowners who may be facing foreclosure.  To view the resources visit the Foreclosure page or click here.



Traverse City Office

Cadillac Office

Petoskey Office

Antrim, Charlevoix and Emmet Counties

2202 Mitchell Park Dr., Suite 4
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 347-9070
(800) 443-5518
fax:  (231) 347-3664
Get Directions

Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties

3963 Three Mile Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 947-3780
(800) 632-7334
fax:  (231) 947-4935
Get Directions

Missaukee, Roscommon and Wexford Counties

1640 Marty Paul
Cadillac, MI 49601
(231) 775-9781
(800) 443-2297
fax:  (231) 775-1448
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