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Filing Help

If you need assistance with taxes, Kent State - VITA provides tax preparation assistance to low-to moderate-income taxpayers, including non-residents of the United States.   For further information, including a list of what to bring and dates and times, go to:

For more information about the VITA program, go to:,,id=107626,00.html

To locate other VITA sites, go to:


Forms, Publications and Electronic Filing

Federal (2012 filing deadline: April 17th):

IRS: Forms and Publications The Internal Revenue Service site is the official source for federal tax forms and publications. A variety of tax resources are available as well.

IRS: Free File Free File is online tax preparation and electronic filing through a partnership agreement between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, LLC. Eligible tax payers can now file their taxes electronically for free.

The Benefit Bank allows free electronic filing of federal and Ohio taxes.  Please note that you must have an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $60,000 or less to use this service.


Where's My Refund? if you are expecting a federal tax refund, you can use this site after you file to get information about your refund.


State of Ohio (2012 filing deadline: April 17th):

State of Ohio Tax Forms From this site, retrieve printable tax forms or file your taxes electronically.


Where's My Refund if you are expecting a tax refund from the State of Ohio, you can use this site to check its status.


Kent, OH (2012 filing deadline: April 17th):

City of Kent Kent is part of the Regional Income Tax Authority (R.I.T.A.) From this site you can get printable tax forms or can file electronically.  

Other cities in the area also belong to R.I.T.A.; go to: to see if your city is a R.I.T.A. member.


FAQ's, Tips, and General Information

The IRS offers this well-organized page of answers to common tax questions. The FAQ's can be browsed by category or searched by keyword.

This page links businesses to information related to federal business taxes.

This page offers information for individual taxpayers, including income tax, tax credits, and filing status.

This page links you to some of the government services and information you need as a business taxpayer of the State of Ohio.

This page links you to some of the government services and information you need
as a taxpayer of the State of Ohio.

Guides to Online Tax Resources

The Taxes page of Essential Links provides access to quite a few good tax sites.

This site offers access to state and federal forms, other online resources. WorldWideWeb Tax is also an authorized IRS e-file provider.

This site offers a directory of online resources as well as tools and tips.

Tax News

The Newsroom is a good way to monitor any changes in federal taxes from the IRS.

This page offers current and archived tax news and department news as well.