Tax Information

Free Tax Preparation for Qualifying Individuals at Library Sites

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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.

All sites are staffed by volunteers who have been trained and certified by the IRS.


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


SITES: In most cases, appointments are required. Please call in advance for an appointment.

Austintown Library (TCE)
Appointment: 330-747-5989*
600 S. Raccoon Rd., Austintown, OH 44515
Feb. 6-April 10
Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Boardman Library (TCE)
Appointment: 330-747-5989*
7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman, OH 44512
Feb. 6-April 10
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Poland Library (TCE)
Appointment: 330-747-5989*
311 S. Main St., Poland, OH 44514
Feb. 6-April 10
Mondays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sebring Library (VITA)
Appointment only: 330-747-5989
195 W. Ohio Ave., Sebring, OH 44672
Feb. 4 to April 8
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Tri-Lakes Library (VITA)
Appointment only: 330-747-5989
13820 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson, OH 44451
Feb. 6 to April 10
Mondays, 12-4 p.m.
Wednesdays, 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Campbell Elementary/Middle School (VITA)
Appointment only: 330-747-5989
2002 Community Circle, Campbell, OH 44405
Feb. 6 to April 10
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-9 p.m.

Taft Elementary School (VITA)
Appointment only: 330-747-5989
730 E. Avondale Ave., Youngstown OH 44503
Super Saturday, Feb. 4, from 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Mondays, Mar. 6, Mar. 20, Apr. 3, from 3:30-6 p.m.

Salem Memorial Building (TCE)
Appointment: (330) 332-5512
785 State St., Salem, OH
Feb. 6 to April 10
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Park Vista Senior Center (TCE)
Appointment: 330-744-5071
1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown
Beginning week of Feb. 6
Mondays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Zion Lutheran Church (VITA)
Appointment: 330-747-5989
3300 Canfield Road, Youngstown, OH 44511
Saturdays, Feb. 18 and March 18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tuesdays, Feb. 7-April 11, 5-8 p.m.

Oak Hill Collaborative (VITA)
Appointment: 330-747-5989
507 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown, OH 44502
Feb. 6-April 10
Thursdays, 5-8 p.m.

OCCHA
Appointment: 330-747-5989
3660 Shirley Rd., Youngstown, OH 44502
Super Saturday Event Feb. 11, 12-4 p.m., Spanish interpreters

Youngstown State University Williamson College of Business (VITA)
Appointment: 330-747-5989; walk-ins welcome
Feb. 11-April 8 (except March 11- closed)
Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Compass Family/Community Service-Clients Only (VITA)
Appointment: 330-747-5989
535 Marmion Ave., Youngstown, OH 44502
Feb. 10 to April 14
Fridays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Youngstown Community School-School Families Only (VITA)
Appointment only: 330-747-5989
50 Essex St., Youngstown, OH 44502
Feb. 13, Feb. 27, Mar. 13, Mar. 27, Apr. 10
Mondays, 3:30-6 p.m.

YWCA of Youngstown (OBB)
Appointment only: 330-747-5989
25 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown, OH 44503
Appointment only: February, Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Walk-ins only: Fridays, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 31, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Walk-ins only: Apr. 12, 13, 14, from 9 a.m..-2 p.m.


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).

2015 Earned Income and Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) must each be less than*:

•$47,747 ($53,267 married filing jointly) with three or more qualifying children

•$44,454 ($49,974 married filing jointly) with two qualifying children

•$39,131 ($44,651 married filing jointly) with one qualifying child

•$14,820 ($20,330 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children

*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.


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