Free Tax Prep for Qualifying Individuals

The Library is providing locations for free tax preparation and electronic filing through two programs: AARP Tax-Aide and Volunteers Income Tax Assistance (VITA). All sites are staffed by volunteers who have been trained and certified by the IRS.

Appointments required. Leave a message that includes your full name and phone number and your call will be returned within 72 hours.

AARP TAX-AIDE

Call 330-333-8108 to request an appointment.

Poland Branch Library
311 S. Main Street,
Poland, OH 44514
January 30 – April 10, 2023
Mondays 9AM – 3PM

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides tax preparation help to anyone with a special focus on taxpayers who are over 50 and have low to moderate income.

 

VITA SITES

Contact 330-540-1947 or 330-314-4379 or vita@ccregional.org to schedule an appointment.

Boardman at Zion Lutheran Church
3300 Canfield Rd. Youngstown, OH 44511
February 8 – April 6, 2023
Wednesdays & Thursdays 9AM – 1PM

Campbell Elem./Middle School
2002 Community Circle Campbell, OH 44502
February 9 – April 6, 2023
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5-8PM

Sebring Branch Library
195 W Ohio Ave Sebring, OH 44672
February 11 – April 1, 2023
Saturdays 9:30AM – 2PM

Tri-Lakes Branch Library
13820 Mahoning Ave North Jackson, OH 44451
February 13 – April 5, 2023
Mondays & Wednesdays 12–3PM

Youngstown State University, Williamson College of Business
221 N Hazel Street Youngstown, OH 44555
February 4 – April 8, 2023
Saturdays 10AM – 3PM
Closed March 11

Drop Off Sites:

Catholic Charities
319 W Rayen Ave Youngstown, OH 44502
February 17- April 7, 2023
Fridays 9AM –12PM
Closed on Holidays

Oak Hill Collaborative
507 Oak Hill Ave
Youngstown, OH 44502
February 14, March 14, and April 14, 2023
Tuesday 4–6PM

United Way
255 Watt Street Youngstown, OH 44505
February 9 – April 6, 2023
Thursdays 4–6PM

Zion Lutheran Church
3300 Canfield Rd. Youngstown, OH 44511
February 8 – April 5, 2023
Wednesdays 4–6PM

Financial Empowerment Saturdays:

Youngstown State University, Williamson College of Business
221 N Hazel Street Youngstown, OH 44555
February 11, 2023 & April 1, 2023
Saturday 10AM – 3PM

OCCHA
3660 Shirley Rd Youngstown, OH 44502
March 11, 2023
Saturday 10AM –1PM

What is VITA?

The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualifying individuals:

  • People who generally make $56,000 or less
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Limited English-speaking taxpayers

In addition to VITA, the TCE program offers free tax help, particularly for those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors.

What to Bring:

  • Masks Optional
  • Valid driver’s license or proof of identification
  • Social Security cards and birth dates for you, spouse and/or dependents
  • A copy of last year’s 2021 tax return
  • IRS – ITIN (issued by IRS)
  • Wage and earning statements (W2’s)
  • Interest and dividend statements
  • Total amount you paid for day care and the day care provider’s tax ID number
  • Marketplace Health Insurance Form 1095-A if applicable
  • Your spouse, if married and filing jointly, to sign the required forms
  • Bank routing/account numbers for direct deposit
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