Utility offers financial help with heating this winter
David Moore August 26, 2013 | WGVU
cold of winter may seem a long way off, as we swelter in a late summer heat
wave.Despite temperatures expected in
the 90’s, though, some are already thinking about the cost of staying warm just
a few short months from now.WGVU’s David
Energy is again offering low income families a Michigan income tax credit to
pay for heating.Whitney Skeans is a Customer
Assistance Representative at Consumers. She says qualifying individuals or
families need to file a Michigan form MI1040 CR7 by the end of next month.
credit reduces your utility bill, and the best part is that you’ll see it this
said “It does not need to be filed
during tax season like other tax credits.The deadline for application is September 30, and each year, 400,000 Michigan
residents benefit from this program.”
credit is based on household size and income and it can be applied to all types
of heating, including gas, propane-even wood used to heat.
Skeans adds the credit is in addition to any direct heating assistance you may
receive from agencies like the Salvation Army, St. Vincent DePaul or other utility
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