Free tax prep at tax time. Links to financial resources any time.
Tax Time is a network of nonprofit, business, and government organizations that works to provide free tax assistance services and connect low- and moderate-income households to financial resources. In the nine years since its inception, Tax Time volunteers have prepared and processed nearly 70,000 returns, helping hardworking central Ohio households claim approximately $76 million in refunds.
Tax Time combines three free tax preparation programs under a single umbrella:
1) United Way of Central Ohio’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program,
2) AARP’s Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program, and
3) the Ohio Association of Foodbanks’ Ohio Benefit Bank.
These three partners operate more than 60 sites throughout Franklin County, where trained and certified volunteers prepare federal and state tax returns from January through April. Other lead partners include the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, HandsOn Central Ohio, and Apprisen.