Don’t procrastinate. These Cincinnati Black accountants may be able to help you with your taxes before the new deadline!

The deadline to file your 2017 taxes is Tuesday, April 17, 2018. This is not a typo. The filing date has changed for 2018 again and we have a list of Cincinnati Black accountants to remind you.

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Financial PlanningNormally the tax return filing deadline is April 15. This year, that day falls on a Sunday so Washington D.C. Emancipation Day holiday being observed on April 16 instead of April 15, 2017, Tax Day is on the following Tuesday.

Many people file their W-2s not realizing there are different tax credits they can file for various incidents that happened throughout the year. Did you know you could receive deduction theft losses? Yes, most uncompensated casualty and theft losses relating to your home, household items and vehicles. When doing this, the amount will need to be reduced by any salvage value and by any insurance or other reimbursements; you receive or expect to receive. Filing this tax credit can be a little tricky.

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There is a Lifetime Learning Credit of up to $2,000 per year to pay for qualified tuition and required enrollment fees at an eligible educational institution for you. Not only does taking care of your education go not go unnoticed, but so does taking care of a loved one. The Dependent Care Credit applies to people who care for a disabled person who is unable to take care of himself or herself.

Work-related education expenses along with unreimbursed employee expenses could be credited as well. This includes travel cost, lab fees, and research. This tax can also be used if you have a home office or a part of your home that is used exclusively for your work.

Other tax credits found are First-Time Homeowner Tax Deduction and the Medical and Dental Tax Credit.  If you need help filing these credits or have any questions about them, below are several Black accountants that you can contact in the region.

Apro Accounting and Tax Services
260 Northland Blvd.
Cincinnati, OH 45246

Emerald Sparks

Foxx & Company
324 West Ninth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Howard, Reynolds Associates

Richardson & Associates, LLC
8044 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH  45236

United Way of Greater Cincinnati
2400 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Wright Finance Group
1087 Mound Street
Cincinnati, Ohio  45203

For those that do not have the money to hire an accountant, there is free help out there. Man an appointment at one of these Cincinnati Recreation Centers for free tax preparation session.

We hope this helps while filing your taxes. If you have already filed you can file an amendment to using Form 1040X. This is a good idea if you have missed anything. The IRS can walk you through the steps.

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Marissa Staples, Writer
The Voice of Black Cincinnati

Written by Crystal Kendrick

President of The Voice of Your Customer and founder of The Voice of Black Cincinnati.


  1. I am looking for a good tax accountant to help me with some back tax issues among other things.

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