The Regional EITC Collaborative led by United Way of Greater Cincinnati, is a coalition of business, nonprofit and government partners with one purpose - to help eligible wage earners in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana receive quality tax preparation and wealth-building opportunities to strengthen their own financial stability. Regional partners in delivering free tax preparation include VITA, AARP, Benefit Bank and United Way.
The Collaborative promotes free and fair tax preparation services for middle and low-income wage earners. Many filers are subject to filing fees and refund anticipation loans sold to them by private, for-profit businesses. Eligible wage earners can avoid these fees and loans by using the Collaborative's Free Tax Prep & E-filing Sites and services throughout Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky. The sites and services are free, quick and an efficient alternative to paid preparers.
The Collaborative also encourages financial independence and savings for middle and low-income households. Wealth-building is an important step toward home ownership, saving for education or retirement, and day-to-day living.