From now until April, Ohio CPAs are volunteering to prepare 2009 tax returns for military personnel who are permanent residents of Ohio and are currently deployed outside of the state.

Operation CPA is a partnership between the Ohio National Guard and The Ohio Society of CPAs.

“Ohio military families have enough challenges when a family member is away on active duty,” said J. Clarke Price, president and chief executive of OSCPA. “The Ohio Society of CPAs offers this much needed service to support men and women who are serving our country, and to give their loved ones one less thing to worry about.”

Ohio CPAs can volunteer to prepare tax returns or refer military families for tax preparation services by calling 888-959-1212.