Free tax filing service available

Tri-County Community Action has trained Ohio Benefit Bank counselors that can help area residents prepare and file their tax return for free.

To qualify, participants must meet the income eligibility requirement of less than $65,000 per year in household income, or $95,000 for those married filing jointly. If eligible, clients can also claim the Earned Income Tax Credit, a special tax refund program for working families and individuals.

Take the following items to your appointment: Social Security Numbers for the filer and all dependents, picture ID, W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, information about other income; deduction credit info, such as childcare expenses, tuition bills and union dues; a copy of last year’s return; and bank account information for direct deposit.

Call Tri-County Community Action at 593-0034 or (866) 256-4497 to schedule an appointment.