‘Tis the season for tax forms, assistance

As tax season is ongoing, it’s important to know where you can find local help for your taxes.

Tax forms

The Warren Public Library is a place to start.

Located in the Reference Department on the second floor of the library is a location to obtain tax forms and information. The library can provide printed Federal form packets and instructions for the 1040. It also has a small supply of state instructions and forms provided by the regional IRS office in Erie.

Thanks to a generous donation, the library will print out PA tax forms free of charge to patrons. Furthermore, they have a copy of PA instructions for reference.

The library can also print out local tax forms if you have not received them already by mail.

Volunteer assistance

The Allegheny Community Center in Warren would like to remind the residents of Warren and Forest counties that IRS-trained volunteers are available to help free of charge. People qualifying for this free tax assistance meet the criteria of being low-income, disabled, or elderly.

The IRS-trained volunteers can help qualifying people fill out and file, at no cost, their Federal, State, and Local tax forms as well as their PA Rent & Property Tax Rebates.

Tax preparation assistance sites

The following is a schedule for tax preparation sites throughout the region:

Allegheny Community Center, 42 Clark St, Warren — Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (814) 723-3237 for appointments;

Youngsville Borough, 40 Railroad St, Youngsville — Every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (814) 723-3237 for appointments;

Marienville — For Property Tax & Rent Rebates done at the Marienville Senior Center at the MACA Building, call (814) 927-6607;

Tidioute Senior Center, 174 Main St,., Tidioute — Every other Thursday beginning Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Merla McAfoos at Tidioute Senior Center at (814) 484-3020;

Tionesta Library, 56 Elm St., Tionesta — Every other Thursday beginning Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call the library at (814) 755-4454 for appointments. Transportation can be arranged by calling the Forest County Transportation at 1-800-222-1706.