Free tax preparation at Corporate College West

Once again, Cuyahoga Community College will offer a free personal income tax filing service for those who meet eligibility requirements with an earned 2012 income of less than $60,000.

Walk-in assistance on a first-come, first-served basis is available at Tri-C's Corporate College West, 25425 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, on Thursday from Feb. 7 to April 4, 4:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 214. The services will also be offered at three other Tri-C campuses: Metropolitan in Cleveland, Western in Parma, and Eastern in Highland Hills.

Returns will be prepared and filed by IRS-certified tax preparers and completed while the taxpayer waits. All returns will be screened for eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit.

To qualify, taxpayers must have a 2012 earned income of less than $60,000 and must be filing a simple return. Services may be available at some locations for Schedule D, 1099-C, 1099-A, and 982 as well as self-employed individuals whose business is a sole proprietorship or qualified joint venture or who are statutory employees of a business with less than $5,000 in business expenses, no employees and no inventory.
Taxpayers need to bring a current photo I.D., Social Security cards for each adult and child on the return, prior year tax returns, W2 and 1099 income statements, child care expense statement and provider’s Tax I.D. number, form 1099-INT for any checking or savings accounts as well as bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of refund. Those filing jointly must both be present if e-filing.

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Volume 5, Issue 3, Posted 10:29 AM, 02.05.2013