The Grand Rapids Income Tax Office is extending its hours to help and encourage residents to file their City returns.
“We do this, just because we know it can be complicated to complete your taxes. We just want to take the pain out of it. We’re really not about punishing, we just want to help you get into compliance.”
Income Tax Administrator, Jennifer Woodard says their office will now be open on Saturdays to give residents and non-residents working in the city more opportunity to get help with filing their city taxes. Starting this Saturday, February 3rd, they’ll be open from 8am until 2pm, until Saturday, April 28th.
“If any taxpayers come in with their first page of their federal and their w-2’s we’ll prepare their return for free. We ask that they bring a picture I.D. just so we know we’re talking to the right person.”
Woodard says walk-ins are welcome but an appointment will help you avoid long lines. She says they’ll also help with past years and clear up issues for those who may not have known they needed to file.
“We’ll look over past years as well. It’s not just the current year, but any year that they need to file. If someone didn’t know they needed to file, we do have a voluntary disclosure that would waive any penalties of them needing to file.”
The Income Tax Office is located on the third floor of City Hall. The filing deadline is April 30th and Woodard says for questions and/or appointments, you can call 616-456-3415 or visit gr firstname.lastname@example.org