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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

424 Jackson St.
Toledo, OH 43604

Free tax help to low to moderate income people ($42,000 annually & below).


Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed




Services Offered

Tax Preparation Assistance

Counties Served

Erie, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams, Wood, Defiance

The VITA Program offers free tax help to low- to moderate-income (generally, $58,000 and below) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Certified volunteers sponsored by various organizations receive training to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. Most locations also offer free electronic filing. To locate the nearest VITA site, call 1-800-829-1040.

Items you need to bring to the VITA/TCE Sites to have your tax returns prepared;

- Proof of identification.

- Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and dependents and/or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration.

- Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return.

- Current year’s tax package if you received one.

- Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, from all employers.

- Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099).

- A copy of last year’s Federal and State returns if available.

- Bank Routing Numbers and Account Numbers for Direct Deposit.

- Total paid for day care provider and the day care provider's tax identifying number (the provider's Social Security Number or the provider's business Employer Identification Number).

- To file taxes electronically on a married filing joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.

It is extremely important that each person use the correct Social Security Number (SSN). The most accurate information is usually located on your original Social Security card. Each year hundreds of thousands of returns are delayed in processing, or credit/deductions are disallowed because names and Social Security Numbers do not match Social Security Administration records. To prevent processing delays in paper returns and rejected electronically filed returns, volunteers check the accuracy of each Social Security Number, as well as the spelling of the name associated with the number. If you do not have a Social Security Number for you or a dependent, you should complete Form SS-5, Social Security Number Application. This form should be submitted to the nearest Social Security Administration Office.