Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) is a web-based computer program to connect low and moderate-income Ohioans with access to work
supports such as tax credits and public benefits.
The OBB is offered through a public-private partnership between the Governor's
Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks and over 1000 faith-based, nonprofit, governmental and private-sector
Trained counselors staff Benefit Bank sites in all of Ohio's
88 counties where they help prepare and file federal and Ohio income tax returns at no cost to eligible
Ohioans. F Free income tax assistance is also available through an online, self-service program.
Ohioans can alsocheck potential eligibility
and apply for other work support benefits such as health care coverage, home energy assistance, child care subsidies,
and food assistance.
Since beginning operations,
the Benefit Bank has helped more than 168,000 Ohioans access more than $368 million in tax credits and other work supports.
However, more than $1.7 billion in tax credits
and other supports go unclaimed by eligible Ohioans who do not apply.
We offer the OBB eligibility check by appointment
only. You will need to know your income, last paycheck amount, social security numbers for the family, and approx. utility
costs to get an accurate eligibility determination.
When eligibility is determined we can assist you in filling out an online application.
Please call Lisa @ 216-409-5403 for an appt.