ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Tax season has officially arrived and the April 15 filing deadline is quickly approaching. One local organization is working to simplify the filing process for area residents. United Way of Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan Counties will begin hosting Tax Filing Clinics next week. Becky Clawson, Community Impact Director for United Way, says over 600 appointments have already been made.
“Clinics actually start on the 27th of January; but we are already taking appointments and they’re going fast—so be sure to get one if you want to take advantage of this free filing service. We will file your federal and state return for free; which saves most families upward of about 250 dollars a year.”
There is no cost associate with the United Way Tax Clinics and most refunds are received within one to two weeks.
“Our volunteers sit with you and explain everything that they’re doing and kind of help you get more in touch with the process—and help you to figure out what it is that we’re doing. And basically, we enter everything for you—but you’re really filing your own taxes. So, really empowering individuals to take control of their finances and to do that themselves.”
Clinics will be held from January 27 through April 3. For more information or to make an appointment call 211 or 1-800-544-1601.