The Jamestown and Xenia Public Libraries offer tax preparation assistance given by seasoned volunteers. AARP Tax-Aides and VITA certified volunteers. According to the IRS website, 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.

In addition to VITA, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS. When looking for a TCE site keep in mind that a majority of the TCE sites are operated by the AARP Foundation’s Tax Aide program. Here is a list of those who can provide tax assistance:

Beavercreek Senior Center, 3868 Dayton Xenia Rd., Dayton Ohio 45431    937-426-6166 from 02/01/17-04/14/17 will provide VITA assistance

Jamestown City Hall and Library 84 Seaman Dr Jamestown Ohio 45335     937-675-4411 from 02/01/17-04/18/2017 will provide AARP Tax-Aide assistance

Greene County Branch Library-Xenia 76 E. Market St. Xenia Ohio 45385  937-342-4000 from 01/23/17-04/17/2017 will provide VITA assitance.