Get Help Before New Tax Deadlines

posted 5/22/20 -- Federal, state and local tax filing deadlines have been extended to July in response to the COVID-19 crisis, but organizers still plan to offer free tax preparation help.

The IRS moved the federal filing deadline to July 15 and the State of Ohio later did the same. Cities in Lorain County have also extended their deadlines to July 15.

Lorain County’s Free Tax Prep Coalition was forced to close its tax sites on March 16 after having processed more than 1,000 returns. The coalition intends to offer help again once the state reopens more fully.

More information on the Lorain County Free Tax Prep Coalition can be found at or by calling 2-1-1 or (800) 275-6106. Those interested in volunteering as tax preparers can call United Way of Greater Lorain County at 440-277-6530.

The Free Tax Prep Coalition is made up of numerous organizations across Lorain County that collaborate to help working families save money by providing free income tax preparation and filing. The coalition is led by United Way of Greater Lorain County.