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VITA: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Free Tax Help from VITA at the Ohio County Public Library, Wheeling, WV.

UPDATE (3/15/20): Due to concerns over the potential spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ohio County Public Library is closed until further notice, effective Sunday, March 15, 2020.

The VITA tax preparation program at OCPL is suspended for the duration of the Library closure.  If your taxes were completed before the library closed, your taxes have been filed. If your taxes were still in progress or left to be done, the VITA tax volunteers have picked up all the client paperwork that was at the library and one of the tax preparers will call you the week of March 15th and make arrangements with you to complete and file your taxes. If your taxes were in progress and no one has contacted you by Friday, March 20th, please call 740-633-2879. Leave a message at this number with your name and call back phone number if no one answers. The VITA tax preparation program will resume its regular hours once the library re-opens.


NOTE: On March 20, 2020, the IRS officially extended the federal income tax filing deadline from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. The State of West Virginia has also extended the state income tax filing deadline from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. 

Free tax help is available at the Ohio County Public Library through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. The VITA program usually starts near the end of January and finishes on the last day of tax season (generally April 15th). The VITA program is located in the Meeting Room (next to the elevator) on the lower level of the Library. 

2020 dates:

VITA will be providing tax assistance from January 27 to April 15, 2020.

The VITA program is not part of the library. To speak to the tax volunteers directly, please call 304-232-8985.

Hours are as follows:

▶ MON: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm*
▶ WED: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm*
▶ THURS: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm*
▶ FRI: 10 am to 3:00 pm*
(Note: Library does not open until 10 am on Fridays)
▶ SAT: By appointment only

*Last Client sign-up is 1/2 hour before closing time but does not guarantee time to do your taxes.


If you are having your taxes done at the Library, you MUST bring the following:

1. REQUIRED: PICTURE ID(s) for the taxpayer (and spouse for joint).

2. REQUIRED: Social Security Cards for EVERYONE on the return.

3. REQUIRED: 1095-A if you have marketplace insurance.

4. ALL tax-related forms and information.

5. LAST YEAR'S RETURN if you itemized or have any carryovers.

If you have questions or would like to speak to the tax volunteers directly, please call 304-232-8985 starting January 27!

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