The deadline to file your taxes is on Monday, April 15, but if you need some help, there are a number of local organizations offering free tax preparation services. 

In Trumbull County, services are offered through the Trumbull County Partnership for Financial Empowerment (A United Way of Trumbull County Initiative), SCOPE, TCAP and the Emmanuel House.

Free tax preparation is available at the following locations in Trumbull County:

  • Emmanuel Community Care Center
    2 N. State St., Girard, OH
    From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, February 23 and March 23
    Appointments are required and can be made by calling 330-545-4301
  • SCOPE Howland Administration Building      
    Niles Cortland Road, NE, Warren, OH
    From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays only, from February 1 – April 12
    Appt. required:  330-399-8846
  • SCOPE Lordstown Senior Center
    1776 Salt Springs Rd., Warren, OH
    From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays only, February 1 – April 12
    Appt. required:  330-399-8846                                              
  • SCOPE Niles Senior Center                                      
    14 E. State St., Niles, OH
    From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays only, February 1 – April 12
    Appt. required:  330-544-3676

In Mahoning County, the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley is also offering free income tax preparation assistance through VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program).

Low to moderate income individuals and families as well as seniors can qualify.

The United Way also teamed up with other organizations to help you file your taxes for free.

The program is called Tax Preparation Assistance and each year it’s held at Youngstown State University. Each volunteer at the program is trained and certified by the IRS to do taxes.

The program does take walks ups from now until April at the Williamson College of Business building on YSU’s campus.

You can find a list of locations and information on how to sign up on the United Way’s website.