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EITC Volunteers


In This Troubled Economy, Tax Time is the Right Time to:

Cuyahoga Job and Family Services is seeking volunteers to be trained for electronic preparation of income tax returns for low to moderate income working families and individuals. The preparation of returns will be offered as a free service beginning in late January 2018. Tax training sessions will be offered in December 2017 and January 2018.

Volunteers must pass a test to be certified to prepare income tax returns. They can be certified in basic tax law either through training in a classroom setting or by means of a web-based tutorial called “Link & Learn Taxes,” which is available on the IRS website at www.irs.gov/app/vita/index.jsp. For those not training through the “Link & Learn Taxes” tutorial, classroom-based computer training will be required.

Volunteer preparers will be needed for training in December 2017 / January 2018 and at tax preparation sessions beginning in late January 2018 at the following Cuyahoga County sites: Westshore Neighborhood Family Service Center, 9830 Lorain Ave and Department of Senior and Adult Services, 13815 Kinsman Rd. Cleveland 44120.

Spanish–Speaking Citizens, We need your help as tax preparers!

Free tax preparation is an important service because many low and moderate income families are taken advantage of with high preparation fees as well as exorbitantly high interest refund anticipation loans. All taxpayers will be screened to determine their eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit.

If you have an interest in learning basic tax law and tax preparation software and turning it into a helpful and productive volunteer experience, please call or e-mail your interest below.

Contact: Free Tax Preparation Project, www.refundohio.org
Phone: 216-631-0280 X4124

One of the goals of the EITC Coalition is to provide asset building opportunities for people receiving free tax assistance. Click this link to view Financial Literacy Resources.


EITC Partners

Cuyahoga Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition – www.RefundOhio.org
EITC Coalition on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/refundohio

Fiscal Agent & Steering Committee Lead: 
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. - http://enterprisecommunitypartners.org  
 
Steering Committee:
First Call for Help - www.211cleveland.org
Cleveland Sight Center - www.clevelandsightcenter.org
Cleveland Housing Network - www.chnnet.com
Cuyahoga Job and Family Services - cjfs.cuyahogacounty.us
Famicos Foundation - www.famicos.org
Internal Revenue Service - www.irs.gov
Legal Aid Society - www.lasclev.org/index.html
Policy Matters Ohio - www.policymattersohio.org   

Related Links:  
Annie E. Casey Foundation - http://www.aecf.org/MajorInitiatives/FamilyEconomicSuccess/EITCFreeTaxAssistance.aspx
Brookings Institution - www.brookings.edu/metro/EITC/EITCHomepage.aspx 
Center for Budget & Policy Priorities - www.cbpp.org
Link & Learn Taxes – www.irs.gov/app/vita/index.jsp
Voices for Ohio’s Children - www.vfc-oh.org  (see E.I.T.C. page)  
Ohio Treasurer of State  -  www.ohiotreasurer.gov