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Cuyahoga: Free tax return prep for income $49k or less

2:37 PM, Feb 4, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Cuyahoga County residents who make less than $49,000 can have their state and federal taxes done for free.

Appointments now can be made for the tax assistance program at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.

Appointments can be scheduled online or by email for Feb. 8, 15 and 22, from 1 to 5 p.m. each day, and March 1, 22 and 29 and April 5 and 12, from 2 to 5 p.m. each day.

Make online appointment

Email request to weatherheadtaxprogram2013@gmail.com

All appointments will be held in the Peter B. Lewis Building, 11119 Bellflower Road on the CWRU campus.

If filing jointly, both individuals must be present in order to e-file; otherwise a paper form will be available to take home and sign

Volunteers prepare and file for free basic federal and state income tax returns for residents of Cuyahoga County with incomes less than $49,000.

The program, in conjunction with the Cuyahoga Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition, provides electronic filing of returns prepared by volunteers who are IRS-trained and certified.

The volunteers are mostly Weatherhead School accounting students.

You must bring the following:

  • Photo ID
  • W-2 forms for all wages earned in 2012, 1098, 1099, 1042-S, 8233 or W-9 forms
  • Social Security card, SSN Statement or SSA-109 or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number - ITIN for all listed on return
  • Birth dates for all listed on the return
  • Copy of last year's federal and state returns
  • Any other relevant tax information about income and expenses including any correspondence received from the IRS in 2012
  • Bank account number and bank's routing number for e-file direct deposit
  • Adjusted Gross Income (listed on prior return or can get from IRS).

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