United Way offers free tax filling assistance

| January 17, 2013

COSHOCTON – Tax season is quickly approaching, and thousands of Ohioans will soon begin filing their 2012 taxes in hopes of a high return. To save taxpayers a little extra money this year, when individuals and families can use every extra dollar, the United Way of Coshocton County is partnering with the Ohio Association of Foodbanks to offer free tax filing assistance through the Ohio Benefit Bank.

The Ohio Benefit Bank is an innovative online service that connects Ohioans with more than 20 work support programs and tax credits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, child tax credits, and education credits.

The average Earned Income Tax Credit is about $2,170, yet approximately one in six Ohioans eligible for the EITC do not claim it. Those unclaimed ETIC funds mean that local communities miss out on millions of dollars that would have otherwise generated economic activity and growth. Clients using the OBB can maximize their return without having to pay a high fee to have their taxes completed.

The free tax assistance will be available to most families with an Adjusted Gross Income of $60,000 or less. If clients choose to receive their return by direct deposit, they can receive their refund in as little as seven to 10 days.

Residents interested in making an appointment to have their taxes filed through the OBB can call 740-295-7563.  You can schedule appointments during the hours of 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The appointment time will vary with day time and evening hours being available to accommodate everyone’s schedule.

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