Detroit CUs Team For Tax Advise
DETROIT– Two area credit unions will offer free tax-filing services and financial education to qualifying, low-income residents through a partnership with the Detroit-based Community Tax and Resource Center. Communicating Arts CU and Dearborn Village Community CU have partnered with the Center to help struggling families build assets, avoid predatory lenders and develop sound financial skills. The Center will link its tax services for low-income households with local community groups that provide asset-building tools and education, including the two credit unions. Visitors to the Center will also gain access to information on heating bill assistance, legal services, building toward home ownership, Individual Development Accounts, property tax screening and self employment/micro-enterprise programs.