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Free Tax Assistance


Although individuals on our library staff are not trained tax professionals, the library partners with two organizations that use our meeting rooms to offer assistance in preparing tax returns – AARP and the United Way of Stark County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance from the United Way

VITA services are offered by appointment only.  IRS-certified volunteers will prepare and electronically file federal and state tax returns for free for low-to-moderate income individuals and families.  If people earn less than $65,000 a year as a single filer or less than $95,000 a year as a joint filer, they may be eligible for VITA services.

2019 VITA sessions at Stark Library:

East Canton

February 12th Noon – 6pm 

March 26th   Noon – 6pm

Sandy Valley

February 19th Noon – 6pm 

March 12th  Noon – 6pm

Madge Youtz

March 19th  Noon – 6pm 

April 9th  Noon – 6pm 

Main Library

Feb. 9th  11am – 3pm

March 5th  10am – 4pm

March 16  11am – 3pm

April 2nd  10am – 4pm

Patrons can schedule appointments by calling the VITA Call Center at  330.994.8482 Monday – Thursday, 10am-5pm, or visiting the VITA Website.

AARP Tax Assistance

AARP offers free tax help from IRS-certified volunteers beginning  February 1, 2019.   People do not have to be an AARP member, and there is no age requirement. 

2019 AARP sessions at Stark Library are first come, first served:

Madge Youtz
2921 Mahoning Road NE
Monday and Thursdays, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Stark Library, Main
715 Market Ave. N
Fridays, 9 am to 2 pm

Lake Community Branch
565 Market Ave. SW
Lake Township
Fridays, 9 am to 1:30 pm

Click here for other area locations hosting AARP Tax Volunteers.


Stark Library participates in a tax form distribution network with both the Ohio and Federal tax programs. 

  • The Ohio Department of Taxation provides a limited number of printed tax booklets for the system which we make available at all our locations, usually in early February.  Once these supplies run out, we cannot reorder.
  • The Internal Revenue Service provides print copies of several commonly used forms and instruction booklets to be distributed at our locations.  These forms typically start arriving in early February, and are put out for patrons as they arrive.  We may be able to re-order copies of these forms during the tax season.
  • Patrons may print 2 copies of a Federal or State tax form (but not instructions) for free at any of our locations.  Library staff can assist patrons in accessing tax forms, instructions, and information at, and, but library staff are not trained tax professionals and cannot recommend the correct form for the patron.

Federal Tax

Federal Income Tax Forms - IRS  Find forms, new tax law changes, get a copy of your return, E-File your taxes, find out about your refund and much more.  For questions about federal taxes you can call the Internal Revenue Service at 1-(800) 829-1040 or contact the local office at (330) 588-4417.

IRS Hotlines and Toll-Free Numbers  Wondering where your return is? Need Tax help questions answered? This is the place to go to find out the answers to those questions and more.

Ohio Tax

Ohio Department of Taxation  State Tax information and forms for Individuals, Business and Tax Professionals. For questions about state taxes call the Ohio Department of Taxation at 1-(800) 282-1780. State of Ohio tax forms can also be requested by calling 1-(800) 282-1782.  

Canton City Tax

City of Canton Income Tax Department  Here you will be able to find Personal and Corporate Yearly Forms; FAQ's. For questions about Canton city taxes contact the City of Canton Income Tax Department at (330) 430-7900.

Other Ohio Cities Income Tax Forms 
Find links to income tax forms for other Ohio cities.

Prior Years Federal IRS Forms, Instructions and Publications  Find forms from previous years.

Other State Tax Forms Page  Find tax forms and information for other states.

Tax Help - TurboTax  Tax Help subjects put out by TurboTax to help answer your questions.

TaxACT Tax Library  This site features free tax help, helpful tax tips, tax calendars, relevant tax & state web links, tax law information, details & tutorials on the TaxACT software, and more!

Tax and Accounting Sites Directory A listing of both free and payment needed sites that can help answer many tax questions or help you do-it-yourself.

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