VITA VOLUNTEER FREE TAX PREP

Mahoning Valley

Our Work

FREE TAX ASSISTANCE!

File your taxes for free.
Get the assistance you need. Seriously.

MyFreeTaxes is the only free, national, online tax filing program offered by a nonprofit, because

United Way fights for the financial stability of every person in every community. United Way is committed to ensuring that people can easily and accurately file their taxes for free and receive the refunds they deserve.

MyFreeTaxes is mobile optimized so anyone can access MyFreeTaxes from their computer, tablet or smart phone.
Most filers complete their taxes in less than an hour.
MyFreeTaxes is completely free for federal and state returns.

Over 1.3 million people nationwide have used MyFreeTaxes, bringing over $1.9 billion in refunds back to our local communities.

IMPORTANT:  VITA Appointments are extremely limited.  You most likely will be put on a wait list.  You can also use MyFreeTaxes.com

Contact 330-540-1947 or 330-314-4379
VITA Phone Lines Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Or email vita@ccregional.org to schedule an appointment.

MY FREE TAXES – COMPUTER LABS IN THE VALLEY YOU CAN DO YOUR TAXES

MyFreeTaxes at Oak Hill Collaborative
507 Oak Hill Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502
Call VITA lines to reserve a spot
Computer Lab Hours
March 9 through April 8
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00pm-4:00pm
Self -Assisted

MyFreeTaxes at Oak Hill Group Assisted Sessions
507 Oak Hill Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502
Call VITA lines to reserve a spot
March 15th and 29th
Monday 5:00pm- 7:30pm
March 15th and 29th

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 qualified individuals.
The VITA program has operated for over 50 years, offering free tax help to:

  • 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.
While the IRS manages the VITA and TCE programs, the VITA/TCE sites are managed by IRS partners and staffed by their volunteers who want to make a difference in their communities. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS.

2021 VITA SITES

All Sites Are Appointment Only, No Walk-ins

Click here to download sites.

Boardman Library
Important note:  Now located at Zion Lutheran Church
3300 Canfield Rd. Youngstown, Ohio 44511
(Tues. & Wed. 930am-12:00pm) Feb 9 – April 7

Campbell Elementary School
2002 Community Circle, Campbell, Ohio 44405
(Tues. & Thurs. 5:30pm -7:30pm) Feb 4 – April 1

Catholic Charities
319 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown, Ohio 44502
(Fri. 9:30am-11:30pm) Feb 12 – April 2
DROP OFF BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, NO WALK-INS

OCCHA
3660 Shirley Rd.Youngstown, Ohio 44502
(Sat. 12pm-4pm) Feb. 20 & March 20 only

Sebring Library
195 W. Ohio Ave.Sebring, Ohio 44672
(Sat. 9:30am- 12:30pm) Feb 6 – April 10

Tri-Lakes Library
13820 Mahoning Ave.North Jackson, Ohio 44451
(Mon. 12:30-3:30pm) Feb 8- April 5
(Wed. 1:30 – 4:30pm) Feb 10 – April 7

YSU Williamson College of Business
21N. Hazel St.Youngstown, Ohio 44555
Friday (3pm-5pm) – Feb 5 – Mar 5 & Mar 19 – Apr 2
Saturday (10am-12pm)– Feb 6– Mar 6& Mar 20 – April 3
DROP OFF BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, NO WALK-INS
Call 330-941-2507 for appointments

Zion Lutheran Church
3300 Canfield Rd. Youngstown, Ohio 44511
(Thurs. 5:30pm-7:30pm) Feb 11- April 8

WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR APPOINTMENT:

  • COVID-19 Precautions are in place at all sites; social distancing, as well as masks and face coverings are required.
  • 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 tax return
  • 2020 Stimulus Payment amount (official letter, IRS form 1444 or deposit amount)
  • Wage and earning statements (W2, 1099 Misc, 1099 R)
  • 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
  • Individual taxpayer ID Number (ITIN) letter
  • Any IRS correspondence received in last 2 years.

We need YOU to volunteer for VITA!

Please complete the VITA Volunteer Information Survey here.

For more information please contact:
Lita Wills, Director of Community Impact
lwills@ymvunitedway.org
330-746-8494

Click here to download the flyer for more information.

 

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