Jennelle Coleman Silkert of Dayton in 2009 did what millions of Americans do every year — ask a tax preparation service to do her taxes.
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Free tax preparation services in Ohio
- AARP Foundation: Program starts Feb. 4, is free and open to anyone. To schedule an appointment, call 888-227-7669 or visit aarp.org/findtaxhelp.
- Ohio Benefit Bank: Program starts Jan. 31, is free and is open to low and moderate income Ohioans. To find out more, call 800-648-1176 or visit ohiobenefits.org.
- IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA): Program starts Jan. 27, is free and is targeted to households making less than $52,000 a year. To find out more, call 800-906-9887 or visit irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep.