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 2018 (pdf file) »


2018 SITES: In most cases, appointments are required. Please call in advance for an appointment.

Austintown Senior Center
100 Westchester Dr., Austintown OH 44515
Wed., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Boardman Library
7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman OH 44512
Tues. and Wed., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Poland Library
311 S. Main St., Poland OH 44514
Mon., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sebring Library
195 W. Ohio Ave., Sebring OH 44672
Sat., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Feb. 3-Apr. 7

Tri-Lakes Library
13820 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson OH 44451
Mon., 2-4 p.m., & Wed., 1:30-5:30 p.m.,
Feb. 5-Apr. 11

Campbell Elementary/Middle Schools
2002 Community Circle, Campbell OH 44405
Tue. & Thurs., 4:30-9 p.m., Feb. 4-Apr. 7

Taft Neighborhood
730 E. Avondale, Youngstown OH 44503
Mon., 4-6 p.m., Feb. 12-Apr. 9

Salem Memorial Building
785 State St., Salem OH 44460
(330)332-5512
Tues. and Thurs., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

MYCAP
1325 Fifth Ave., Youngstown OH 44504
Wed., 4-6 p.m., Feb. 7-Apr. 11

Park Vista Senior Center
1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown OH 44504
(330)744-5071
Mon. and Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Zion Lutheran Church
3300 Canfield Rd., Youngstown OH 44511
Thurs., 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Oak Hill Collaborative
507 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown OH 44502
Thurs., 4-7 p.m.

OCCHA
3660 Shirley Rd., Youngstown OH 44502
Sat., 12-4 p.m., Feb. 17

Youngstown State University
Williamson College of Business
221 N. Hazel St., Youngstown, OH 44503
Appointments and limited walk-ins
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 3-April 7
Closed March 10 and 24

Compass Family/Community Service
535 Marmion Ave., Youngstown OH 44502
Fri., 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Feb. 9-Apr. 13

Youngstown Community School-
For School Families Only
50 Essex St., Youngstown OH 44502
Mon., 4-6 p.m., Feb. 12-Apr. 9

YWCA of Youngstown
25 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown, OH 44503
Mon. & Wed., 6-8:30 p.m., &
Sat., 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Feb. 5-Apr. 14


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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