Wayne County Treasurer’s Office Helping Residents Through Tax Assistance Program

The Wayne County Treasurer’s Office and Russell Street Baptist Church are teaming up to provide tax assistance for Detroit taxpayers. The event, “A Touch of Hope with TAP (Taxpayer Assistance Program,” is designed to provide residents with information regarding tax assistance and taxpayer exemption programs to avoid foreclosure. The event will take place at Russell Street Baptist Church from 1 PM to 4 PM during March Taxpayer’s Assistance Friday’s.

The dates for the events are:

  • Friday, March 6, 2020
  • Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Friday, March 27, 2020

Partners and Community Partners include:

  • Rev. Dr. Yvette Griffin
  • Rev. Dr. DeeDee Coleman
  • DTE Energy
  • Detroit Water and Sewage Department
  • Detroit Financial Empowerment Center
  • Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
  • Neighborhood Block Clubs

The issue of over-taxation in the City of Detroit has many longtime Detroit residents angry and frustrated. These emotions spilled over during Tuesday’s heated City Council Meeting. During the Michigan Chronicle’s 15th annual Pancakes and Politics event, Mayor Mike Duggan spoke about over-taxation and foreclosures in Detroit. “The most immediate issue is we need to eliminate the number of foreclosures this year,” Duggan said. “We went from 5,000 to 300 last year, but 300 is still too many.”

For more information, call (313) 875-2458 or email Hopewithtap@gmail.com.

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