Tri-C Offers Free Tax Preparation Services

Assistance Available at Four Campus Locations Beginning in February

Tri-C Logo_RGBCuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will again offer free personal income tax filing services to qualified taxpayers filing simple returns with a 2015 earned income of less than $62,000. The services will be offered at four campus locations this year.

Walk-in assistance on a first-come, first-served basis is available as follows at these locations:

  • Metropolitan Campus, 2900 Community College Ave., Cleveland. The free tax clinics will run between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays from Feb. 6 through March 26 (closed March 19) in the Technology Learning Center, Room 153. Preparation of Schedules C, D and E will NOT be offered at this site.
  • Western Campus, 11000 Pleasant Valley Road, Parma. The free tax clinics will run between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays from Feb. 5 through April 2 in the Galleria, Room G271.
  • Eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills. The free tax clinics will run between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays from Feb. 6 through April 2(closed March 19) in the Student Services building, Room 3405.
  • Corporate College West, 25425 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. The free tax clinics will run 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays from Feb. 3 through March 23 in Room 203.

No appointments will be accepted at any of the campuses, and capacity limits are dictated by the number of volunteers offering their services.

Returns will be prepared and filed by IRS-certified tax preparers and completed while the taxpayer waits. All returns will be screened for eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit.

To qualify for the service, taxpayers must have a 2015 earned income of less than $62,000 and must be filing a simple return.

Participants must bring a current photo ID; Social Security cards for each adult and child listed on the return; all 2015 tax documents, including sources of income; support for any deductions and credits being sought; health care verification; prior year tax returns; and bank account and routing numbers to arrange direct deposit of any refund. Those filing jointly must both be present if e-filing.

Call 216-987-0606 to hear information on the College’s free tax preparation service or go to

Other free tax preparation sites can be found at

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