The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.
Greene County Public Library is once again coordinating with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance personnel to offer free tax help to area residents. Since first partnering with the library in 1986, VITA has helped area residents claim millions of dollars in tax refunds.
VITA services will be available at the Xenia and Beavercreek libraries.
It is critical that you have the following documents to receive VITA assistance:
- Your Social Security card and the Social Security cards for everyone in your family that you will be claiming. You will also need your photo identification. No family information will carry forward.
- All W-2 forms, Social Security statements, or proof of any other sources of income.
- Last year’s return, as it may be needed in order to capture information related to rentals, health savings accounts, IRAs, and so on.
If you do not have this information, the VITA personnel will be unable to help you.
For a complete list of needed documents, please be sure to review the “What to Bring” list on the IRS website before coming in for tax help.
Select Saturdays and Sundays through March 3, 2018
Patrons must schedule an appointment. You may stop by or call the Beavercreek Reference Desk at (937) 352-4001, option 3, to make an appointment. Appointments can be made starting February 3 at 10 a.m. Appointments are available from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 1 p.m.–5 p.m. on Sundays.
Mondays: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fridays: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tax assistance takes place in the first floor meeting room, and patrons are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Please line up at the east (parking lot side) entrance. There are a limited number of openings available daily. Hours for the tax service are subject to change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.