FREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICES

ASIA, Inc. offers free tax preparation service for low-and-moderate income working families across Cuyahoga County. Our Cleveland site (3631 Perkins Ave.) will also have interpreters for those whose primary language isn’t English. Services will be provided from mid-January through April 13, 2019. Our tax preparers have been trained to ensure high-quality tax preparation to hardworking families an alternative to paid preparers, many of whom assess high filing fees and expensive refund advancement products. Our tax preparers are here to help you. With quality customer service and interpreters on-site who speak Mandarin and Cantonese, our team will walk you through the entire process so that valuable tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) are claimed when a filer qualifies.

ASIA, Inc. is a member of the Cuyahoga Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition (CEITCC) as part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program that promotes economic prosperity by helping low-income families make use of the earned income tax credit (EITC) and other asset building programs. The EITC is the largest, most effective poverty relief program in the country. It is designed to fill the gap between what low-wage workers earn and what is required to meet the basic needs of their families by providing an increase to their income with a refundable tax credit.

Working families with incomes below $41,646 and childless workers with incomes under $15,880 often qualify. Generally, you must have earned income as an employee, independent contractor, farmer or business owner to qualify. Taxpayers under the minimum retirement age who receive disability payments from an employer plan may also be eligible.

If filing… Qualifying Children Claimed
Zero One Two Three or more
Single, Head of Household or Widowed $15,270 $40,320 $45,802 $49,194
Married Filing Jointly $20,950 $46,010 $51,492 $54,884

 

Maximum Credit Amounts
The maximum amount of credit for Tax Year 2018 is:

  • $6,431 with three or more qualifying children
  • $5,716 with two qualifying children
  • $3,461 with one qualifying child
  • $519 with no qualifying children

For more information, please contact Joyce Deng at 216-881-0330 Ext. 8821 (zdeng@asiaohio.org) or Ivy Zhou at 216-881-0330 Ext. 8808 (ivy@asiaohio.org).

 

**Taken from IRS website.**

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