Sen. Marleau offers free 2011 tax preparation guides

Residents of the 12th state Senate District looking for a free tax preparation reference can obtain a copy of the latest Michigan Taxpayer’s Guide through Sen. Jim Marleau’s website.

The guide, which is a reference for the 2011 tax year, is designed to help residents prepare their tax forms.

“Every year, the tax laws change,” said Marleau, R-Lake Orion. “The Michigan Taxpayer’s Guide can help readers navigate the sometimes murky waters of the tax laws when they fill out their taxes. I encourage residents of the 12th District to take advantage of this free publication.”

The booklet contains information on Michigan’s taxes and tax credits. Included is a year-long taxpayer’s calendar with reference to important tax dates and filing deadlines. Also inside are copies of the most commonly used tax forms, as well as addresses and phone numbers for obtaining state agency tax information assistance.

Free copies of the tax guides are available for residents of the 12th Senate District on Marleau’s website at

Those without web access can obtain a free copy by contacting Marleau’s office at 517-373-2417.