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: http://www.kent.edu/tax/kent-state-vita.cfm
For more information about the VITA program, go to: http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=107626,00.html
To locate other VITA sites, go to: http://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/
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: http://www.ritaohio.com/municipalinfo/ritamembers.htm to see if your city is a R.I.T.A. member.