Tax Information

Free Tax Preparation for Qualifying Individuals at Library Sites

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 2019-2020 (pdf file) »

2019-2020 SITES: In most cases, appointments are required. Please call in advance for an appointment.

Library Locations:

The VITA program is available at these PLYMC libraries. Appointments required; call 330-540-1947 or email All sites are staffed by volunteers who have been trained and certified by the IRS

Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman OH 44512
Tues. and Wed., 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Feb. 12 through Apr. 10

Sebring Library, 195 W. Ohio Ave., Sebring OH 44672
Sat., 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Feb. 1 through Apr. 11

Tri- Lakes Library, 13820 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson OH 44451
Mon., 12-3:30 p.m., Feb. 3 through Apr. 6
Wed., 1:30-4:30 p.m., Feb. 12 through Apr. 8

The AARP Tax Counseling program is available at Poland Library. *Beginning Jan. 15, call AARP coordinator at 234- 264-0018 to schedule appointment.
Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., Poland OH 44514
Mon., 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 3 through Apr. 13

Other Locations:

Campbell Elementary Schools
2002 Community Circle, Campbell OH
(Tues. & Thurs., 5 – 8:00 p.m.) Feb. 4 – Apr. 9
Closed February 13 – Use Front Main Entrance

Compass Family Community Service
535 Marmion Ave. YO. OH 44502
(Fri. 9 a.m.—12 p.m.) Feb. 7 – Apr. 3

1325 Fifth Ave., Youngstown OH 44504
(Wed. 4—6 p.m.) Feb. 12 – Apr. 10

Oak Hill Collaborative
507 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown OH 44502
(Thurs. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.) Feb. 13 – Apr. 9

3660 Shirley Rd., Youngstown OH 44502
(Sat. 12—4 p.m., Feb. 16 & March 16 ONLY)

Taft Neighborhood
730 E. Avondale, Youngstown OH 44503
(Monday 4 – 5:30 p.m.) Feb.17, March 2, 16, 30

Youngstown Community School-
For School Families Only
50 Essex St., Youngstown OH 44502
(Monday 4- 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 24 and Mar. 9, 23 and Apr. 6

Youngstown State University
Williamson College of Business
221 N. Hazel St., Youngstown, OH 44503
(No Walk-ins Mar. 14, Closed Mar. 21)

Zion Lutheran Church
3300 Canfield Rd., Youngstown, OH 44511
Thurs. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 13—Apr. 9
Enter through rear entrance, off parking lot


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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

•    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)

•    Marketplace Health Insurance Form 1095-A if applicable

•    A copy of last year’s federal and state returns if available

•    Any IRS correspondence received in last 2 years

•    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

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