United Way, coalition to provide free tax preparation assistance

Staff report


The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley will team up with the Mahoning Valley Economic Opportunity Coalition to provide free income-tax preparation assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

Low- to moderate-income individuals and families as well as seniors can qualify for the services made available by both the IRS’s VITA and Tax Counseling for Seniors.

The program kicks off with the first “Super Saturday” event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration, and from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Sebring Public Library. Appointments and photo IDs are required.

The Mahoning County Financial Stability Partnership will join the United Way and the Mahoning Valley Economic Opportunity Coalition to host a Financial Fair as a part of the “Super Saturday” event at YSU. More than 15 partners from the Financial Stability Partnership will be vendors at this event to provide financial education and support to all individuals in attendance. Short seminars also will be offered to clients being served as they wait to have their taxes prepared. The goal of this event is to assist each family in making responsible fiscal decisions with not only their tax return money but for their financial future. Gift cards will be given out to individuals who attend the event.

For information visit www.ymvunitedway.org.

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