Community Legal Aid warns of COVID-19 tax issues

February 17, 2021

Community Legal Aid advises that navigating the world of taxes is more complex this year for low-income Ohioans. 

“There are a number of new things to consider when filing your tax returns this year,” Legal Aid attorney Dana Goldstein said in a news release.

Goldstein said COVID-19 relief packages have tax implications.

“You can be fined for filing an inaccurate tax return,” she said. “A certified preparer knows what to look for and can make sure you get the maximum refund you are entitled to receive.”

Legal Aid encourages low- to moderate-income Ohioans to use Volunteer Income Tax Assistance programs. These services provide free tax preparation by certified preparers. Ohioans can find a VITA site in their area here or by calling 211.

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