United Way offers free tax prep

United Way of Summit & Medina’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program has begun providing free tax preparation services for the 2024 tax season. Households in Summit and Medina counties earning up to $64,000 per year are encouraged to dial 2-1-1 or visit uwsummit.org/VITA to sign up for an appointment.

In person and drop-off appointments are available at the Akron Financial Empowerment Center at 1060 Kenmore Blvd. in Akron and at the United Way office at 23 Public Square in Medina. For a list of required documents, visit uwsummitmedina.org/VITA.

United Way offers free tax preparation software for residents in households earning up to $79,000 per year interested in preparing their own taxes. Email VITA@uwsummitmedina.org to request access to the free software. Experts are ready to assist with tax questions for those using the software.

For Summit and Medina County residents who want guidance on how to best utilize their tax refunds, United Way of Summit & Medina also provides free one-on-one financial counseling. ∞