Notre Dame College students to offer tax preparation services to low-income Cuyahoga County residents
Notre Dame College students will be offering free tax preparation to low-income Cuyahoga County residents this tax season.
This is the fourth year students from the South Euclid college are giving back to the community by filing federal and state income taxes for those who are unable to buy tax software, access the internet to file online or afford using a tax service provider.
The goal is to have residents save money by allowing a student to file their taxes as well as get a larger tax refund from the IRS.
To qualify, a resident must be making less than $50,000 a year.
Students will be doing tax preparations Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Regina Hall, 4545 College Road.
"The service is a win-win for the students and the community," according to a news release from the college. "For the students, it is a chance to put their classroom education to work in the real world—and to the benefit of those in need. Students learn not only from the professional experience but also grow from the opportunity to give back and make a difference in their community using the skills learned at Notre Dame. And for the taxpayers, every dollar saved matters."
Services will be offered through April 11 and those interested in receiving help must make an appointment.
Residents must call United Way's 2-1-1 First Call to make an appointment, which is a nationwide number for health and human services assistance.
Qualifying taxpayers must bring all tax forms received such as W-2 or 1099, social security cards for themselves and dependents and last year's tax return if they have it.
Appointments with students, which are all trained and certified by the IRS, will last about 30 minutes.
For more information, visit 211cleveland.org or dial 2-1-1.