Free Tax Preparation
For Working Families & Individuals
In Cuyahoga County, Ohio

The Cuyahoga Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition

The Cuyahoga EITC Coalition is part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Since 2005, we have been helping hardworking families and individuals in Cuyahoga County make use of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other asset-building programs. The EITC is the largest, most effective relief program in the country designed to supplement the income of people who are struggling to make ends meet. If you are an individual or family earning less than $56,000 a year, you qualify for our free tax preparation services.

Translation services are available in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Arabic, and American Sign Language.

Learn more about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and who qualifies.

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Quick Facts About the Cuyahoga EITC Coalition

  • Over 148,000 families have received free tax help since 2005.
  • In 2019, the Cuyahoga EITC Coalition completed 13,585 federal tax returns.
  • Over $18 million in refunds were put back into the pockets of hardworking families and spent in the local economy.
  • The Coalition returns $30 to the local economy for every $1 spent on program costs.

Volunteers Needed!

The Cuyahoga EITC Coalition is in need of volunteers to help with the upcoming tax season. Available positions include:

Tax Preparers

No experience is required and free training is provided! Learn more about our volunteer roles, how to get certified, and how to register.

How We’re Keeping You Safe

DOCUMENT DROP-OFFS: All tax preparation services are currently being conducted using a drop-off method, in which clients either wait for their returns to be completed in a safe, separate location or return later to pick up their completed return.

MASKS REQUIRED: All volunteers and clients are required to wear masks while in our tax site facilities.

FREQUENT CLEANING: We have gone to great lengths to ensure that our tax preparation sites remain safe and clean for all of our volunteers and clients. Cleaning is scheduled every day at regular intervals.

REDUCED SHIFT LENGTHS: Volunteer shift lengths will be limited to shorter intervals (4-5 hours) to minimize potential exposure to COVID-19.

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