VITA FREE TAX PREPARATION

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Free Tax Preparation Appointments

ALL TAX APPOINTMENTS HAVE BEEN FILLED! BUT YOU CAN STILL DROP OFF YOUR TAXES TO GET DONE UNTIL 04/13: MONDAY - FRIDAY, 10AM-4PM, 401 Market Avenue N, Canton, Ohio, 44708.


What is United Way of Greater Stark County’s VITA program? Have your tax return prepared and e-filed by our IRS trained and certified volunteers for FREE. If you file using direct deposit, you’ll have your tax refund in as soon as 7-10 days. You may qualify for the EITC credit and receive up to $6,318 per taxpaying family. If you earned $65,000 or less last year, call us today to see if you qualify to file with VITA.

The VITA call center is open January 2 to April 12, Monday through Thursday, 10AM - 5PM. Drop-off service available February 12 to April 9 on Mondays from 10:30AM - 5:30PM.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BRING YOUR PREVIOUS YEAR'S TAX RETURN WITH YOU TO YOUR TAX APPOINTMENT TO E-FILE!


UPCOMING EVENT: TAKE YOUR TAXES FOR A RIDE Saturday, March 24th
10 AM - 3 PM  |  822 30th Street NW, Canton, OH, 44709

Due to the increase in demand for VITA services, the “Take Your Taxes for a Ride” drive-thru tax filing event is scheduled for Saturday, March 24th at The Financial Prosperity Center at OhioMeansJobs in Canton from 10AM – 3PM. Tax payers will be able to drop off their tax return information without leaving their vehicles. Tax returns will be processed by March 28th when clients can pick-up their returns and other paperwork from 10 AM - 7 PM. Finnegan the VITA mascot will be on hand at the event and staff will hand out goody bags to attendees. Some of the goody bags will contain tickets that entitle the bearer to a candy tower or gift certificate.

 “We couldn’t be happier to see so many people taking advantage of the free VITA services,” says VITA Site Coordinator Tami Stephens. “The drive-thru event will allow us to accommodate more people, and the chance of winning a prize will make it fun for everyone who participates.”

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PAST EVENTS: TAX-A-THON & PACK THE HOUSE Friday, February 2 & Saturday, February 3

United Way of Greater Stark County's Financial Prosperity Center @ 822 30th Street NW, Canton, OH, 44709: 9AM - 9PM

MUST have an appointment. Please schedule an appointment by calling 1-330-994-8482 or booking online @ www.uwstark.org/freetax.

United Way of Greater Stark County’s VITA program is hosting the first-ever Tax-A-Thon -- 24 hours of free tax preparation split into 2 days of service for clients with annual incomes of $65,000 or less. The event will be staffed by IRS-certified tax preparers, trained to ensure taxpayers get the best refund possible. Taxpayers unable to stay for in-person assistance will also be offered a “drop-off” service that complies with IRS regulations to keep information safe and secure. The Taxathon aims to increase the number of families receiving free tax help, as well as raise awareness of tax credits for working families by providing the services in one location over a 2-day period. There will be snacks for taxpayers visiting the site.

Visit our Facebook Event Page for this event


 

 

 

Check to see if you qualify. Schedule your appointment! Not sure if you qualify for United Way of Greater Stark County's Free Tax Preparation? Click the link above to see if you qualify and to schedule your appointment. Or call 330-994-VITA (8482), Monday through Thursday, 10AM to 5PM, , January 2 - April 12, 2018.  

  

File your own taxes for FREE! If you are a couple filing "married jointly" and your household income does not exceed $95,000, file your own taxes for FREE using the Ohio Benefit Bank Self Serve website. Simply click the link above, create a secure log-in and password, prepare your taxes and E-File both your federal and state returns.

  

Volunteer and make a difference! Help the community in preparing taxes free of charge by becoming a VITA volunteer. Learn more by clicking the link above, or to complete the online VITA volunteer online application form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offer FREE tax help for your employees at no cost to you, or to them! MyFreeTaxes.com is a valuable, free tax service available to your employees whose household income does not exceed $65,000. This online tool allows taxpayers to self-file for free using a simple step-by-step process that is easy, safe, secure and 100% FREE!

  

Questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more information!

  

Promote Free Tax Preparation at your workplace! Help us spread the word about United Way of Greater Stark County's Free Tax Preparation. Download posters, flyers and more to distribute to your employees and co-workers.

 

 

 

 

 

Are you covered? 
Whether you're enrolling in health insurance for the first time, or looking to update your plan, trained navigators and counselors will arrange times and locations to meet with you to personalize a plan. At no charge, a counselor will walk you through every step of the health insurance enrollment process. Schedule your free appointment today! Call 800-318-2596 or visit  ONLINE

 

Thank you to all of our sponsors, without you none of this is possible!

 

VITA PARTNER SPONSORS: UNITED WAY OF GREATER STARK COUNTY, CARROLL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, STARK COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (MAIN CANTON, EAST CANTON DISTRICT AND SANDY VALLEY DISTRICT ), RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY, KENT STATE UNIVERSITY STARK, STARK STATE COLLEGE, WALSH UNIVERSITY, OHIOMEANSJOBS, MASSILLON RECREATION CENTER AND MASSILLON SALVATION ARMY.

 

VITA PROGRAM SPONSORS: IRS, OHIO ASSOCIATION OF FOODBANKS, PNC AND THE DEUBLE FOUNDATION

 

VITA PROGRAM SUPPORTED IN-PART: DEMARIO'S PIZZA AND MICHAEL D'S