Tri-C offers free tax prep services

Cuyahoga Community College will once again offer a free personal income tax filing service to qualified taxpayers at four of its campuses this year.

In the Westshore area, walk-in assistance on a first-come, first-served basis is available at Corporate College West, 25425 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. The free tax clinics will run between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Feb. 5 through April 2 (except March 12) in Room 203.

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 for the service, taxpayers must have a 2013 earned income of less than $58,000 and must be filing a simple return. Services may be available to assist with Schedule D, 1099-C and 1099-A, as well as Schedule C, self-employed individuals with less than $5,000 in business expenses, no employees and no inventory.

Participants must bring a current photo ID; Social Security cards for each adult and child listed on the return; all 2013 tax documents, including W-2 and 1099 income statements; support for any deductions and credits being sought, such as child care expense statements and the provider’s tax ID number; prior year tax returns; and bank account and routing numbers to arrange direct deposit of any refund. Those filing jointly must both be present if e-filing.

For more information contact Linda Muren, 216-987-5288.

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