Tri-C Western Campus Offers Free Tax Preparation Services

The Western Campus of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will again offer free personal income tax filing services to qualified taxpayers filing simple returns for 2016.

The free tax clinics will be held by appointment only on Saturdays from Feb. 4 through March 25 (closed March 18). To schedule a time, call the United Way of Greater Cleveland’s helpline by dialing 2-1-1.

Returns will be prepared and filed by IRS-certified tax preparers and completed while the taxpayer waits. All returns will be screened for eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit.

To be eligible for the free service, taxpayers must have a qualifying income that ranges based on household size. A one-person household must have earned less than $29,700 to be eligible. The amount rises $10,350 with each additional person in the household.

Participants must bring a current photo ID; Social Security cards for each adult and child listed on the return; all 2016 tax documents, including sources of income; support for any deductions and credits being sought; health care verification; prior year tax returns; and bank account and routing numbers to arrange direct deposit of any refund. Those filing jointly must both be present if e-filing.

Western Campus is located at 11000 Pleasant Valley Road in Parma.

Tri-C will also offer the free service at Corporate College® West in Westlake, Eastern Campus in Highland Hills and Metropolitan Campus in Cleveland. For times and dates at these sites, visit www.tri-c.edu/taxhelp.

Other free tax preparation sites can be found at http://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep.

John Horton

Media Relations Manager at Cuyahoga Community College

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 9:22 AM, 02.01.2017