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At Accounting Aid Society, we use taxes to build relationships, and relationships to build futures. For nearly 50 years, we have assisted low to moderate income residents of southeast Michigan with tax preparation and education services. Taxes provide a unique moment of opportunity to connect with and build trust with clients moving along the economic mobility spectrum. We leverage this moment in the realms of economic justice, financial capability, workforce development and entrepreneurship. Not only are we the largest provider of free tax assistance to transitioning populations in Michigan, but we are also the only provider of the unique small business services and low income tax clinic services we provide, often on a pro bono basis. Since our founding, our services have returned over $455 million in tax refunds to individuals and small businesses in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Livingston counties. As a result, we’ve received the Michigan Governor’s Service Award for Outstanding Volunteer Program, been named a Neighborhood Builder by Bank of America and Crain’s Best-Managed Nonprofit in both 2008 and 2020.
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