Income-eligible residents can get free federal and state tax-preparation help the next four Saturdays.
No appointments are needed for these Super Refund Saturday events at which volunteer tax preparers help low- and moderate-income residents determine eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 16, Feb. 23 and March 2 at Akron Summit Community Action, 670 W. Exchange St., Akron.
A Super Refund Saturday also will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Barberton Parks and Recreation Active Adult Division, 500 W. Hopocan Ave.
Households making less than $50,270 might be eligible for an Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC.
The Akron Summit Community Action agency, through the Akron Summit Earned Income Tax Credit Program, also offers free tax preparation at other times for low- and moderate-income residents by appointment. Call 1-866-861-6401.
Also available are free tax preparation clinics at the University of Akron. They will be in Room 106 at the College of Business Administration, 259 S. Broadway. Clinics will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays — except March 23 and March 30, when the campus is closed for spring break. Appointments for these clinics should be made through the UA website, www.uakron.edu/cba/acct. Look for the box that says “VITA Information.”
For all clinics — including the Super Refund Saturdays — tax filers need to bring a valid driver’s license or other photo identification; Social Security cards for all people listed on the return; dates of birth for all those listed on the return; all income statements (W-2s, 1099s, unemployment, etc.); interest and dividend statements; previous year’s tax return; proof of child-care payments (if applicable) with total paid to day-care provider and the day-care provider’s tax identification number; and bank account information and routing number for direct deposit of any refund.
The turnaround time from federal filing to refund check can be 21 days or shorter.