VITA tax program taking appointments in county

The Allegheny Community Center in Warren would like to remind residents of Warren and Forest counties that IRS-trained volunteers can help them free of charge through the VITA Tax Program if they are low-income, disabled, or elderly. Volunteers can help fill out and file at no cost those qualified with federal, state, and local tax forms, as well as PA Rent and Property Tax Rebates.

The income limit for this free assistance is, as a household, $54,000 per year as a joint return or over $35,000 for a single return.

The following is the schedule of tax preparation sites throughout the region:

Allegheny Community Center (ACC), 42 Clark St., Warren, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call the ACC at (814) 723-3237 for appointments.

Youngsville Borough, 40 Railroad St., Youngsville, every Tuesday beginning February 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call the ACC at (814) 723-3237 for appointments.

Marienville: Property Tax and Rent Rebates will be done at the Marienville Senior Center at the MACA building. Call (814) 927-6607.

Call the ACC at (814) 723-3237 for federal, state, and local tax preparation appointments. Transportation to the Allegheny Community Center in Warren is available by calling 1-800-222-1706.

Endeavor Senior Center: There is no tax prep available to date for Endeavor. Appointments can be made for any day that the ACC has tax preparation available. Transportation to the Allegheny Community Center in Warren is available by calling 1-800-222-1706.

Tidioute Senior Center, 174 Main St., every other Thursday beginning February 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., every other Thursday beginning Feb. 7 at the library. Consumers are to call the library at 755-4454 for appointments, which are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Transportation can be made by calling 1-800-222-1706.

Sheffield Hospitality Center: There is no tax prep being done at Sheffield this year. Call the ACC Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Call the ACC at (814) 723-3237 for appointments.

Lunch is available at all senior centers for a $3 donation if the consumer is 60 or older, or for $4 for those under 60. Call the center where you have your tax appointment two working days in advance for a lunch reservation.

The Allegheny Community Center is an affiliate of Experience, Inc. and the United Fund of Warren County. Call the center at 723-3237 for more program information.

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