LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Treasury has begun processing home heating credits for low-income residents.
Residents can apply for the credits for 2011 heating payments on their state income tax return or by filing a Michigan Home Heating Assistance Claim if they don't file a return. Links to both are on the state's heating assistance and income tax websites.
Forms are available at many libraries and post offices in Northern Michigan and at Department of Human Services branch offices around the state. Residents also may get forms and assistance by calling 517-636-4486.
Residents claiming the credit are encouraged to file their tax returns electronically because it results in faster refunds and reduces errors. Authorized e-file providers and information on free e-file services can be found Treasury's website at MIFastFile.org.