TBC Receives Grant Supporting Free Tax Service

Free tax assistance through The Ohio Benefit Bank will once again be available at Thea Bowman Center (TBC) located at 11901 Oakfield Avenue with the driveway located off East 120th and Union Avenue. Thanks to a grant from the Ohio Association of Food banks, home of the Ohio Benefit Bank, TBC will be able to expand tax-filing service for the 2012-2013 tax season.
“As an Ohio Benefit Bank counselor and a member of the Mt. Pleasant / Union Miles community, I know that our area will benefit from having the free tax preparation available to us. Money doesn’t grow on trees, so learning to best use our free resources, right in our own neighborhood, allows us to keep our vital financial and time resources for other needs i.e. bill paying, transportation and/or saving and investing. And that truly is a benefit.”
The Ohio Benefit Bank (OBBTM) is an innovative online service that connects Ohioans with more than 20 work support programs and tax credits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, child tax credits, and education credits and federal financial aid (FAFSA). Ohioans can visits sites like www.TheaBowmanCenter.org and check out our calendar and contact info for the location of where to file their federal and state taxes for free with a trained counselor, or they can file on their own at www.ohiobenefits.org. The Thea Bowman Center offers food support through the Hot Meals and Food Pantry program; adult education including adult literacy and GED classes;
Residents interested in making an appointment to have their taxes filed or complete other benefit applications through the OBB can call Delena Warr at 216 -491-0699 for appointments Monday through Saturday, January 15 to April 15, 2013.

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