United Way 2-1-1 and Free Tax Preparation
|United Way 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, 24/7 call line which provides information and referrals for community resources in Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Erie and Hancock Counties. They connect callers with organizations and agencies assisting with everything from basic needs, like food and clothing, to financial education classes and volunteer opportunities.
United Way 2-1-1 will also be scheduling Free Tax Preparation appointments beginning in mid-December for the upcoming 2013 tax season. IRS-certified volunteers provide this free service to taxpayers earning less than $50,000 annually. The volunteers assist taxpayers by electronically filing their federal and state tax returns at no cost, and finding credits that are often overlooked, like the Earned Income Credit. There are numerous sites, dates, and times across Lucas, Wood and Ottawa counties.
Taxpayers can dial 2-1-1, or 1-800-650-HELP to schedule their appointment.
Interested volunteers and taxpayers can visit their website www.unitedwaytoledo.org/taxprep
to find out more information.