Tax Information

Federal Taxes
The IRS is sending us a small number of 1040, 1040A, and 1040 EZ tax forms and instructions. No other paper forms or instruction books are being provided and we cannot reorder when we run out. Other forms may be obtained from the IRS website or by calling 1-800-829-3676

Ohio Taxes
A limited number of forms and instruction booklets will be available at the library. Other forms may be obtained from their website or by calling 1-800-282-1782

"The IT1040, IT1040EZ and amended IT1040X forms have been combined into one Universal IT1040 tax return. In addition, the SD100 and amended SD100X school district forms were merged into one Universal SD100 tax return. The schedules that used to accompany the IT 1040 have been modified and will be sent separately, along with the Schedule J for claiming dependents, which was introduced last year."

Ravenna City Taxes
Effective January 1, 2015 the Regional Income Tax Agency, also known as R.I.T.A., began serving as the agent for administering and collecting Income Tax for the City of Ravenna.  A limited number of forms will be available at the library. Other forms may be obtained from the RITA website or by calling 1-800-860-7482

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AARP Tax AideAARP Tax-Aide Counseling

Free income tax assistance will be available for Portage County residents through the AARP Tax-Aide Counseling for the Elderly (AARP-TCE) program.

Help will be available at four sites in the county:

Reed Memorial Library
167 E. Main St., Ravenna

Streetsboro Senior Center
9184 S.R. 43, Streetsboro

Mantua Village Lodge
4808 E. High St., Mantua

United Methodist Church of Kent
1435 E. Main St., Kent.

Participants do not need to be a member of AARP.

This service is available to people of all ages with low and medium incomes, with special attention to retirees 60 years of age and older.

This service will be available by appointment beginning the first week of February. Site hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday appointments are available. Appointments can be made weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. by calling United Way's 211 Portage (simply dial 2-1-1 or local exchange 330-297-4636).

Tax returns will be prepared and transmitted electronically. E-filing eliminates the need to mail paper returns, speeds up the process and increases the accuracy of returns. Individuals are reminded to bring their current year W-2 or income documents with relevant income for the year with Social Security Cards for all of the taxpayers and dependents plus copies of their previous year's federal and state returns.

All program volunteers have completed a training program that includes filing requirements, basic wage earner information, adjustment to income, refundable and non-refundable credits, Social Security, pension and investment income information. All of the volunteers have passed a comprehensive examination which certifies the individuals for tax preparation.

The AARP Tax-Aide Program is sponsored by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service.

Free Tax Assistance for tax preparation and free online filing for households with incomes of $60,000 or less. If at any time you have questions or need additional help, please call The Ohio Benefit Bank at 1-800-648-1176 for assistance