The Meadville Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, or VITA, is back for tax year 2012. Meadville VITA provides free tax preparation services to local low-income and elderly families. If you have trouble filing your taxes, have not filed taxes, or have tax questions, then VITA can help. In 2011, they prepared and filed federal and state tax returns for about 270 Meadville area families, and are looking to double the number of clients helped this tax year. Any Meadville area residents or families with incomes of $50,000 or less in tax year 2012 are eligible for free tax preparation services through VITA.
The Meadville VITA program is a partnership between Allegheny College, the United Way of Western Crawford County, the Meadville Public Library, and the IRS, and is supported by the Crawford Heritage Foundation. VITA has been found to provide highly accurate returns, and to increase refund size by ensuring that taxpayers receive all the credits for which they are eligible. Also, e-filing ensures much faster refunds than traditional filing, and there are several options available for receiving refunds or making payments.
The VITA program offers regular hours at the Meadville Public Library located at 848 N. Main St. The VITA Free Tax Site at the Library will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12 to 5 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm in the conference room in the Fiction department on the top floor of the library. The VITA Free Tax Site will be open for appointments or walk-ins from February 4 to April 12, 2013. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment please contact Meadville VITA at 814-795-4650.
This November MPL will be offering free computer classes. These informative classes are available to all patrons regardless of computer experience. These educational classes will build a foundation starting with the very basics of computer knowledge. You will be able to learn how to get connected to the World Wide Web and ways to surf the Internet.
Tuesday, November 6th from 6 – 7 P.M.
Tuesday, November 13th from 6 – 7 P.M.
Friday, November 16th from 3 – 4 P.M.
Saturday, November 17th from 11 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Please sign up at the Main Desk and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us @336-1773 extention 307 for more details.
Posted by staff in Old News
Please vote for the Meadville Public Library!
Palmiero Toyota Scion is giving our community an opportunity to select a local charitable organization to receive a gift of $2,500 courtesy of their dealership. Toyota Corporate will match Palmiero’s donation if the charity is classified as a 501c organization, therefore the winning charity could win up to $5,000!
Please stop by the dealership and cast your vote on or before Thursday, November 1st, 2012. Thank you for your support!
The Used Book Sale is just around the corner!
Please help support the Meadville Public Library and join us for the Fall Book Sale that will be at the Helene Barco-Duratz Cultural Center at 411 Chestnut Street. The sale will be held:
Thursday, Nov. 1st from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 2nd from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 3rd from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. *BAG DAY*
Come buy some good books at a great price! Thank you for your support.
Come join other photographers for six weeks and learn basic photo skills, and/or brush up on ones you already know! Classes start @6:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 19th, 2012.
This group is open for Young Adults and Adults only please, ages 13 and up. Must sign up in advance @the Fiction Desk on the 2nd Floor.