The Meadville Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) will begin preparing free 2016 federal, state, and local tax returns for Meadville or Crawford County residents on February 6.
VITA is a free tax preparation service available for Meadville or Crawford County residents who made $54,000 or less in 2016. VITA can help those who have trouble filing their taxes, have not filed taxes, or have tax questions.
The VITA site is located at the Meadville Public Library, 848 North Main St., Meadville, from February 6 to February 18, February 21 to March 17, and March 27 to April 14. The site will be open for appointments or walk-ins on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30 to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays from 12 to 4 p.m.
The Meadville VITA program is a partnership between Allegheny College, the Meadville Public Library and the IRS. In 2016, VITA served more than 1,000 Meadville-area families.