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 $6,242 in refund monies utilizing electronic filing and direct deposit.


Tax Credit Eligibility Guidelines for Tax Year 2015:

Families with three or more qualifying children who earned less than $47,747 in 2015 (or less than $53,267 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit of up to $6,242.

Families with two qualifying children who earned less than $44,454 in 2015 (or less than $49,974 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit of up to $5,548.

Families with one qualifying child who earned less than $39,131 in 2015 (or less than $44,651 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit of up to $3,359.

Individuals who do not have a qualifying child,but are between the ages of 25 and 64, with earned income of less than $14,820 in 2015 (or less than $20,330 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit up to $503.


Call 1-866-861-6401 To Set Up Your Appointment
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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The EITC Program is guided by a community-based Coalition, which includes, Russell Pry-Summit County Executive, Mayor William Judge (City of Barberton), the Internal Revenue Service, Akron Summit Community Action Inc., Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA), Info line Inc., United Way of Summit County, the American Red Cross, the Summit Chapter of the Ohio Credit Union League, Community Legal Aid, Akron Summit County Public Library, Summit County Ohio Jobs and Family Services, PNC Bank, First Merie Bank, The University of Akron, Kent State Uiversity and Summit County Executive Office.

Congress originally approved the tax credit legislation in 1975 in part to offset the burden of social security taxes and to provide an incentive to work. When the EITC exceeds the amount of taxes owed, it results in a tax refund to those who claim and qualify for the credit.

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.

Looking for Volunteers

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 here for EITC Volunteer Application