Tax Assistance

Free Tax Assistance: Keep Your Hard Earned Money

United Way and community partners provide free tax preparation services to hard working individuals and families in our Tri-State region. If you answer yes to the questions below you may qualify for free tax preparation services provided by trained IRS volunteers.

  • Don’t like doing your taxes?
  • Need help filling out the forms & filing?
  • Tired of paying high preparation fees?
  • Earn less than $53,000?

What to Bring with you…

  • For married filing jointly, both spouses must be present
  • All Forms W-2 and 1099
  • Information for other income
  • Information for all deductions/credits
  • A copy of last year’s tax return
  •  Proof of account for direct deposit of refund
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification notices/cards for you, your spouse or dependants
  • Proof of identification for yourself and/or your spouse
  • Total paid to daycare provider and their Tax ID number
  • Birth dates for you, spouse and/or dependants on the return
  • Proof of foreign status if applying for ITIN
  • Forms 1095-A,B or C (Affordable Health Care Statements)
  • For prior year returns, copies of Income Transcripts from IRS (and State, if applicable)
  • Student Account Statement and Form 1098-T for education credit.

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Tax Assistance Resources

TIP: If you're a single parent, you may be able to file your returns as head of household rather than single. The advantage? You get a bigger standard deduction, and you'll fit into a better tax bracket. In order to be considered head of household, you must pay more than half the cost of providing a home for a qualifying person (your child). (*) = The following sites do prior year returns. Generally in late March/early April.

American Red Cross*

2111 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45207 (Directions)

No appointment needed

February 4–28
Wed: 4-7 PM
Sat: 9 AM – 1 PM

Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency

1740 Langdon Farm Road, Cincinnati, OH 45237 (Directions)

No appointment needed
January 26 – April 15

Mon – Fri: 8:30 AM – 3 PM

Or by appointment: 513-569-1840 x 1031
Tues & Thurs: 4 – 6 PM
Sat: 9 AM – 1 PM

Elder High School Schaeper Center

4005 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205 (Directions)

By appointment only: 513-235-3835
January 31 – March 14

Sat: 9 AM – 1 PM

Greater Cincinnati Urban League

3458 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45229 (Directions)

By appointment only: 513-487-5256
February 3 – April 15

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 4:30 – 7 PM

Harrison Community Center

300 George St., Harrison, OH 45030 (Directions)

By appointment: 513-367-6683
Feb. 2 – Apr 15
Mon & Fri: 9 AM – 2 PM

Healing Center*

11345 Century Circle West, Cincinnati, OH 45246 (Directions)
Spanish, American Sign Language interpretation available

By appointment only: 513-346-4080

January 29 – April 18 (not open 4/16)
Thurs: 6:00 – 9 PM
Sat: 9 AM – Noon

Houston Conference Center

3310 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251 (Directions)
Spanish interpretation available

No appointment needed
February 7 – 28
Sat: 9 AM – 1 PM

Madisonville Recreation Center*

5320 Stewart Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45227 (Directions)

No appointment needed
February 7, 14 , 21; March 7, 14, 21; April 4 & 11
Sat: 9 AM – 1 PM

Millvale Recreation Center

3303 Beekman St., Cincinnati, OH 45225 (Directions)

No appointment needed
February 7; March 7 & 21
Sat: 9 AM – 1 PM

North Avondale Recreation Center*

617 Clinton Springs, Cincinnati, OH 45229 (Directions)

No appointment needed
January 31; Febuary 7 & 14; March 7 & 21; April 4
Sat: 9 AM – 1 PM

Northminster Presbyterian Church*

703 Compton Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45231 (Directions)

No appointment needed
January 31 – April 15

Wednesdays: Noon – 4:30 PM

OhioMeansJobs – Cincinnati-Hamilton County

1916 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45213 (Directions)

No appointment needed

January 31 – April 11
Saturday: 9 AM – 1 PM

St. John United Church of Christ

729 Jefferson Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45215 (Directions)

February 7 – 28
Saturdays: 9 AM – 1 PM

Xavier University*

Schiff Family Conference Center, Cintas Center (Directions)
1624 Herald Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207

By appointment only: 513-745-2828
February 16 – April 13
Mondays: 6:30 – 9 PM

(Closed March 2 & April 6)

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