Working Hero Ohio was founded to fight for a future where everyone who works – and everyone who wants to but can’t – can afford life’s basic needs. That’s why we’re working to expand the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for working families.  

Working Hero Ohio will also be working to spread awareness of the EITC to benefit the state’s working families, increase the availability of free tax preparation services locally, and ensure that the credit winds up in the hands of those who worked hard to earn it.

Ensuring the success of the EITC will lift children out of poverty, deliver millions of dollars to local communities, and provide much needed financial security to hundreds of thousands of people in Ohio.

However, outreach and education are essential for this program to work. You have to claim the credit in order to receive it, and many people who qualify for the credit do not file taxes, or fail to claim the refund because they don't know they are eligible. As a result, hundreds of millions of dollars in tax credits go unclaimed by Ohioans every year.