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Help With Taxes & Paying Bills

Do More Foundation

Offers financial assistance for families who need financial help due to a medically needy child. Includes help with utility/rent bills, meal expenses while at the hospital, gas expenses for travel to and from hospital or doctor visits, non-covered medical expenses, non-covered supplies that would aid the child in their treatment and funeral expenses related to the death of a child. Complete an online application to apply for assistance.
PO Box 1981, Pompano Beach, FL 33061
(954) 972-8223

Legal Aid Society of Columbus Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

Provides legal advice and representation to low-income taxpayers involved in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.  Call the intake department who can determine your eligibility.
1108 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 224-8374

My Free Taxes

Prepare your taxes using this free online tool which guides the user step by step to prepare and submit their income taxes. Individuals or families are eligible to use My Free Taxes if they have a yearly household income under $58,000.  You may also contact HandsOn Central Ohio at the phone number below for additional information about this program, as well as other tax preparation assistance programs in central Ohio.
195 North Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio  43215
(614) 221-6766 or 2-1-1

Neighborhood Services (NSI)

Distributes backpacks, writing utensils, paper, calculators, pens, and other school essentials to children in grades K to 12 living in zip codes 43201, 43202, 43210 and 43211. Services also include: food pantry, free clothing to children and adults, monthly free fresh produce markets, free tax preparation with American Association of Retired Persons (AARP); Holiday Food programs, Christmas Gift Adoptions program, and Ohio Benefit Bank services.
1950 North Fourth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 297-0592

Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB)

A one-stop place where Ohioans with a low to moderate income can check eligibility for benefits such as child care help, home energy assistance, free tax preparation services and children’s health care insurance. Click on QuickCheck to find out if you are eligible for benefits. Once determining eligibility, you can find a Benefit Bank near where you live.
101 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(800) 648-1176

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

Serves low-income taxpayers in 30 counties throughout southeastern Ohio who have disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.
15 West Locust Avenue, Newark, Ohio 43055
(888) 831-9412

Volunteer Income & Tax Assistance Site (VITA)

VITA sites offer free tax help to taxpayers. The program assists low to moderate-income families, people with disabilities and non-English speaking individuals with preparing their tax returns throughout Ohio. They help people claim all the credits and refunds they qualify for. Franklin County residents can call Hands On Central Ohio at 2-1-1 to find a free tax help. A listing of VITA sites can also be found online.
195 North Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(800) 906-9887