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Libraries Will Again Host Free Tax Preparation

TaxesFree Tax Preparation for Qualifying Individuals – The Library will again provide locations for free tax preparation and electronic filing for seniors and those (at any age) with low to moderate income. The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. VITA and TCE provide services for low- to middle-income taxpayers. (Please note that taxpayers with significant self-employment income, capital gains or complex transactions should seek the counsel of a professional tax preparer.)

This partnership is another way in which the Library has a positive impact on the economic well-being of the community. The Library is a partner in the Mahoning Valley Economic Opportunity Coalition in this effort.


All sites are staffed by volunteers who have been trained and certified by the IRS. Volunteers will also provide counseling on eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

2013 Earned Income and Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) must each be less than:
•$46,227 ($51,567 for married filing jointly) if you have three or more qualifying children,
•$43,038 ($48,378 for married filing jointly) if you have two qualifying children,
•$37,870 ($43,210 for married filing jointly) if you have one qualifying child, or
•$14,340 ($19,680 for married filing jointly) if you do not have a qualifying child.

Find out if you qualify at www.irs.gov/eitc or call 1-800-TAX-1040.

What to Bring:

-  Proof of identification – Photo ID
- Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and dependents or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security  Administration or
- Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents
- Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN
- Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
- Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc from all employers
- Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
- A copy of last year’s federal and state returns if available
- Proof of bank account routing numbers and account numbers for Direct Deposit, such as a blank check
- Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider’s tax identifying number (the provider’s Social Security Number or the provider’s business Employer Identification Number) if appropriate
- To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.

Tax Locations Click here for a printable list of Free Tax Prep and Electronic Filing Sites (pdf)

please note: page is legal size (8.5"x14")

taxInformation on E-filing Your Tax Returns

Library and partner locations are listed below. (In most cases, appointments are required. Please call in advance for an appointment.)

Austintown Library (TCE)
600 S. Raccoon Rd., Austintown, OH 44515
Beginning the week of Feb. 11
Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
For appointment: 330.799.5849

Boardman Library (TCE)
7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman, OH 44512
Beginning the week of Feb. 11
Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
For appointment: 330-726-2492

Canfield Library (TCE)
43 W. Main St., Canfield, OH 44406
Beginning the week of Feb. 11
Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
For appointment: 330-533-8420

Tri-Lakes Library (VITA)
13820 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson, OH 44451
Feb. 3-April 14
Mondays, 12-4 p.m.
Wednesdays, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
For appointment: 330-519-7004

Poland Library (TCE)
311 S. Main St., Poland, OH 44514
Beginning the week of Feb. 11
Mondays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
For appointment: 330-726-2492

Sebring Library (VITA)
195 W. Ohio Ave., Sebring, OH 44672
Feb. 1-April 12
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
For appointment: 330-519-7004

Campbell Neighborhood Ministries (VITA) at Neighborhood Ministries location

75 Jackson Dr., Campbell, OH 44405
Feb. 1-April 12
Saturdays, 1-4 p.m.
For appointment: 330-755-8696 

Campbell Elementary/Middle School (VITA)
2002 Community Circle, Campbell, OH 44405
Feb. 4-April 18
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 -8 p.m.
For appointment: 330-755-8696

Columbiana Office on Aging, Salem Senior Center (TCE)
785 State St., Salem, OH
\Beginning the week of Feb. 11
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
For appointment: 330-332-1163

Park Vista Senior Center (TCE)
1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown
Mondays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
For appointment: 330-744-5071

OCCHA
3660 Shirley Rd., Youngstown, OH 44502
Saturday Feb. 8, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 6 and 27, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 8, 5:30– 8:30 p.m.
For appointment: 330-781-1808

MYCAP-Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership (VITA)
1325 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, OH 44504
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., March 15, 29; April 5
Tuesdays, 5 - 7:30 p.m., Feb. 11, 25; March 4, 18
Thursdays, 5-7:30 p.m., Feb. 13; March 13, 20
For appointment: 330-747-7921, and press 0 for operator

Youngstown State University Williamson College of Business
Begins Super Saturday, Feb. 1 (VITA)
Williamson College of Business, 1st Floor
Monday, 3:30-5, Feb. 17
Saturdays, 10 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22;
March 1, 8, 22; April 5, 12
For appointment: 330-941-2507


Brought to you by the Mahoning Valley Economic Opportunity Coalition Partners:
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) · Campbell Neighborhood Ministries ·
Compass Family & Community Services · HandsOn Volunteer Network · Home Savings and Loan · Internal Revenue Service ·
Mahoning County Legal Aid · Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership (MYCAP) · PNC Bank ·
Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County (PLYMC) ·
Youngstown State University Williamson College of Business Administration · United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley 

Rev. 2014

What to Bring With You to Your Tax Preparation Appointment

• Proof of identification – Picture ID

• Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and dependents or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration or

• Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents

• Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN

• Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return

• Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc from all employers

• Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099) A copy of last year’s federal and state returns if available

• Proof of bank account routing numbers and account numbers for Direct Deposit, such as a blank check Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider’s tax identifying number (the provider’s Social Security Number or the provider’s business Employer Identification Number) if appropriate

• To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.