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:
February 12th Noon – 6pm
March 26th Noon – 6pm
February 19th Noon – 6pm
March 12th Noon – 6pm
March 19th Noon – 6pm
April 9th Noon – 6pm
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:
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
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 tax.ohio.gov, and irs.gov, but library staff are not trained tax professionals and cannot recommend the correct form for the patron.
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 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.