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Free Tax Preparation Help


Posted January 13, 2022
3:51 pm


A variety of resources are available to help Northeast Ohio residents with tax preparation. Contact 2-1-1 or the organizations listed below to apply for tax assistance programs.

Cuyahoga: 
The Cuyahoga Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition provides free tax preparation to eligible clients from IRS-certified and knowledgeable volunteers. Dial 2-1-1 or schedule an appointment online with the Cuyahoga EITC Coalition to see if you qualify for the EITC and other asset-building programs.

Lake:
During tax season Lifeline will provide tax preparation assistance for the community through the VITA Program.  This program, in partnership with the IRS, will allow low to moderate-income households to participate in free tax preparation sessions with IRS certified tax preparation volunteers. Applicants must live in Lake County and meet program income eligibility. Visit Lifeline's website for information, or call 2-1-1 for more details.

Lorain: 
The United Way of Lorain County will prepare taxes for families with an AGI (average gross income) less than $60,000. Tax preparation will be available at four locations throughout the county. For more information and to make an appointment, visit the Lorain County Free Tax Prep Coalition's website.

Geauga: 
During tax season Lifeline will provide tax preparation assistance for the community through the VITA Program.  This program, in partnership with the IRS, will allow low to moderate-income households to participate in free tax preparation sessions with IRS certified tax preparation volunteers. Applicants must live in Geauga County and meet program income eligibility. Visit Lifeline's website for information, or call 2-1-1 for more details.

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