Free Tax Prep

The Free Tax Prep Coalition is made up of numerous organizations across Lorain County that collaborate to help working families save money by providing free income tax preparation and filing. The coalition is led by United Way of Greater Lorain County.

Goal: The coalition strives to offer a quality tax return prepared and filed for free for those that need the service. This gives these individuals and families an alternative option to paid preparers, saving them their hard-earned money while introducing them to tax credits that they may not know about.

Initiatives: Trained, IRS-certified volunteers prepare income taxes at no charge to families and individuals throughout Greater Lorain County with professionalism and confidentiality. Individuals, families and the elderly save valuable money in tax preparation fees by having volunteers file their taxes for them. In general, individuals and families with a household income of about $60,000 or less are eligible. Some coalition partners can accommodate other situations at times. For more information or to make an appointment, visit or call 2-1-1 (or 800-275-6106).

*We are always looking for volunteers to assist with this program. If you are interested in volunteering, call our office at 440-277-6530.

Partners: United Way of Greater Lorain County | Internal Revenue Service | City of Lorain | Legal Aid Society of Cleveland | AARP Tax-Aide | PNC Bank | Chemical Bank | OhioMeansJobs Lorain County | Lorain Public Library | Elyria Public Library 


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