YSU holds tax event to help students and community members

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The partnership offers free tax services through VITA, a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The first Super Saturday tax event was held at Youngstown State University Saturday from the United Way and the Mahoning Valley Financial Stability.

The partnership offers free tax services through VITA, a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

People who make under $55,000 a year and seniors qualify for their services.

The goal is to help people make better financial decisions.

“We have people that have come back ten, twelve, fifteen years. They really love the service and they keep saying we’re gald we don’t have to do this and we don’t have to learn this and work with the numbers. And they’re really glad that all of our VITA sites are here to help them out,” said YSU Accounting Professor Ray Shaffer.

VITA will be offered at various locations through April. Below is a list of locations with the dates and times you can receive assistance.

  • Boardman Library
    • 7680 Glenwood, Boardman, Ohio, 44512 – Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9am – 12:30 pm, Feb. 11 – April 8.
  • Campbell Elementary School
    • 2002 Community Circle, Campbell, Ohio, 44505 – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5pm – 8pm, Feb. 4 – April 9.
  • Compass Family Community Service
    • 535 Marmion, Youngstown, Ohio, 44502 – Fridays 9am – 12pm, Feb. 7 – April 3
  • MYCAP
    • 1325 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, Ohio, 44504 – Wednesdays 4pm – 6pm, Feb. 12 – April 1.
  • Oak Hill Collaborative
    • 507 Oak Hill, Youngstown, Ohio, 44502 – Thursdays 5:30pm – 7:30 pm, Feb. 13 – April 9.
  • OCCHA
    • 2660 Shirley Rd., Youngstown, Ohio, 44502 – Saturday, 12pm – 4pm, Feb. 15 and March 14 only.
  • Sebring Library
    • 195 W. Ohio Ave., Sebring, Ohio, 44672 – Saturdays, 9:30am – 3:30pm, Feb. 1 – April 11.
  • Taft Pre-K-8 School
    • 730 E. Avondale, Youngstown, Ohio, 44503 – Mondays, 4pm – 5:30pm, Feb. 17, March 2,16 and 30.
  • Tri-Lakes Library
    • 13820 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson, Ohio, 44451 – Mondays, 12:30pm – 3:30pm, Feb. 3 – April 6 and Wednesdays, 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Feb. 12 – April 8.
  • Youngstown Community School (For school families only)
    • 50 Essex St., Youngstown, Ohio, 44502 – Mondays, 4pm – 5:30pm, Feb. 10 and 24, March 9 and 23, April 6.
  • YSU Williamson College of Business
    • 211 N. Hazel St., Youngstown, Ohio, 44555 – Saturdays 10am – 1:30pm, Feb. 1 – April 4, no walk-ins MArch 14, closed March 21.
  • Zion Lutheran Church
    • 3300 Canfield Rd., Youngstown, Ohio, 44511 – Thursdays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Feb. 13 – April 9.

The YSU location accepts walk-ins, but appointments must be made for other locations.

For more information, call 330-540-1947 or email your contact information to VITA@ccregional.org and someone will get back to you to schedule your appointment and let you know what documents you need to bring.

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