LakewoodAlive, ESOP Join Forces to Offer Free Tax Preparation on March 4

 

Call 211 Today to Schedule Your “Super Saturday” Appointment

LakewoodAlive has teamed with Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP) to offer free tax preparation and filing on Saturday, March 4.  “Super Saturday” takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Turkish Cultural Center in Lakewood’s Historic Birdtown Neighborhood (13303 Madison Avenue).

Turkish Cultural Center

“Super Saturday” is being held at Lakewood’s Turkish Cultural Center.

Call 211 today to schedule your appointment.  Walk-ins are welcome but will be seen after all scheduled appointments.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Program provides free tax preparation to working low-income individuals and families by trained, certified volunteers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.  Tax preparers will help participants receive their full income tax refund – as much as $6,269 in refund monies utilizing electronic filing and direct deposit.

Tax Credit Eligibility Guidelines for Tax Year 2016:

  • Families with three or more qualifying children who earned less than $47,955 in 2016 (or less than $53,505 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit of up to $6,269.
  • Families with two qualifying children who earned less than $44,648 in 2016 (or less than $50,198 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit of up to $5,572.
  • Families with one qualifying child who earned less than $39,296 in 2016 (or less than $44,846 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit of up to $3,373.
  • Individuals who do not have a qualifying child, but are between the ages of 25 and 64, with earned income of less than $14,880 in 2016 (or less than $20,430 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit up to $506.

Participants should bring the following items on March 4: IRS 2016 W2s and 1099s, Social Security Cards for all family members, government-issued photo of each person signing the return, childcare expense statement including the provider’s Tax ID number, bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of refund and Form 1099-INT for any checking or savings interest.

For more information, visit LakewoodAlive.org/events or contact Allison Urbanek, LakewoodAlive’s Housing Outreach Director, at 216-521-0655.

Free Tax Preparation