Sen. Stamas offers free tax preparation guides online

Sen. Jim Stamas

Sen. Jim Stamas

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. Jim Stamas announced on Friday that Michigan residents can download a free copy of the Michigan Taxpayer’s Guide 2016 by visiting the senator’s website.

The guide, which is a reference for the 2015 tax year, is designed to help residents prepare their state tax returns.

“When Michigan families fill out their tax returns or pay their property taxes, it is important that they have accurate and thorough information,” said Stamas, R-Midland. “As a service to the residents of the 36th Senate District, I am pleased to offer a useful taxpayer guide at no cost on my website. I encourage constituents 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.

Stamas said 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 2016 may be downloaded by visiting The guide is on the main page and under the “Publications” tab.