Akron Summit Earned Income Tax Credit Program (EITC)

The EITC Program provides free tax preparation to working low-income individuals and families by trained and certified volunteers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. The Akron Summit Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Program is administered by Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.

We will prepare your tax return for FREE. Bring home your full income tax refund. As much as $6,269 in refund monies utilizing electronic filing
and direct deposit.

Tax Credit Eligibility Guidelines for Tax Year 2016:

Families with three or more qualifying children who earned less than $47,955 in 2016 (or less than $53,505 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit of up to $6,269.

Families with two qualifying children who earned less than $44,648 in 2016 (or less than $50,198 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit of up to $5,572.

Families with one qualifying child who earned less than $39,296 in 2016 (or less than $44,846 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit of up to $3,373.

Individuals who do not have a qualifying child, but are between the ages of 25 and 64, with earned income of less than $14,880 in 2016 (or less than $20,430 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit up to $506.

To Set Up Your Appointment
Call 1-866-861-6401
For More Information call 330-376-6660

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Convenient Tax Preparation Locations:


Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.
670 West Exchange St., Akron, OH 44302

Barberton Park & Recreation Active Adult Division
500 W. Hopocan Avenue, Barberton, Ohio 44203


Cascade Village
210 E North St., Akron, OH 44203


Kent State University

Schwartz Center, 800 E. Summit St.,Kent, Ohio 44242

Ohio Means Jobs/DJFS
1040 E. Tallmadge Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44310

University Of Akron

George W. Daverio School of Accountancy College of Business Admin.

259 S Broadway, Room 106, Akron, Ohio 44308

 

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To receive a refund, taxpayers must meet certain requirements and file a tax return.  The taxpayers could qualify even if they paid little or no income tax during the year.

The EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), food stamps, low-income housing or most Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) payments.

The credit enjoys wide bipartisan support because of its proven record in helping to reduce poverty, reward work, provide tax relief, stimulate the economy and meet basic expenses for working families.

Are you interested in Volunteering?

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is looking for volunteers interested in sharing their skill, talent and knowledge with our community by volunteering to prepare tax returns.

Click on button below for application.