United Way has provided free tax preparation assistance to local residents since 2007 through The Ohio Benefit Bank, a web-based program which can be accessed with the help of a trained tax volunteer or through a self-serve website. We provide assistance with both Federal and State Taxes and can help with FAFSA preparation as well. Contact Us or call United Way at 740.397.5721 for details.
The program's goal is to increase the financial stability of Knox County residents. Millions of dollars in tax credits, such as the Earned Income Credit and Child Care Credit, go unclaimed by Knox County residents each year, resulting in a loss of free federal money for the local economy. This is money that can then be used to purchase necessities and boost savings for low and moderate-income families. The EITC helps individuals and families with low to moderate income keep more of what they earned.
By offering free tax preparation assistance, we can also help clients save by avoiding paying costly tax preparation fees.
File Your Taxes for Free:
Check out Benefit Bank Software Limitations to see if you qualify for free tax preparation assistance.
Go to The Ohio Benefit Bank Free Self-Serve Site to file your taxes online.