Center for Great Neighborhoods offering free tax preparation in Covington


The Center for Great Neighborhoods offers free tax preparation every year for low-to-moderate income households in Covington to help them make sense of their tax forms.
 
Last year, 940 families received help from the Center with their taxes, and more than $1.2 million was refunded to those families.
 
The Center sponsors an IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site as part of a collaboration with the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, which is also leading efforts to educate local taxpayers about the Earned Income Tax Credit and offering free assistance to low-income residents who want to file taxes online.
 
The Center for Great Neighborhoods opened a Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic this year to help clients with IRS-related questions and problems. The clinic also provides seminars for English as a Second Language clients with the help of translators to educate Spanish speakers with tax questions.
 
The Center offers a variety of financial education services, including budgeting and credit management workshops, that reached more than 300 individuals last year.
 
Do Good:

• Tax preparation sessions are offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays through April 16 at the Center for Great Neighborhoods, 1650 Russell St., Covington (map here).

• Learn more about Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.

• For more information about the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, contact Mary Leppor.
 
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