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2022 Tax Season (2021 Taxes)
AARP Tax Aide Appointments
ACDL is once again partnering with the AARP Tax-Aide Program to assist low-to-moderate income taxpayers with tax preparation and filing. The appointment process has changed this year, so please review the points below.
- AARP now requires that patrons come to into the library to set their appointment in person. They do not allow exceptions. Appointments are made on a first-come-first-served basis.
- Appointments are available from February 1 through April 15 on Mondays at the Geneva Public Library and on Fridays at Ashtabula Public Library.
- When making an appointment, you will receive a packet of information explaining the process. You will have to fill out the requested information in the packet and bring it with you to your appointment.
- If filing jointly, both parties must come to the appointment.
Tax Forms at Library Locations
ACDL is happy to help you get to the materials you need for this tax filing season. We cannot provide tax advice, so we cannot tell you which form you need, but we can assist you with finding forms you specify and refer you to places where you can get your questions answered.
The Library will receiving a the Federal 1040 & 1040-SR booklets and forms from the IRS. In the event we run out of the booklets, the Library does have copies to check out. All other booklets and forms can be found at the IRS Website and printed from home of on library computers. Please note that printing forms at the library costs 10¢ per page.
Note: Blank copies of some forms can only be obtained directly from the IRS, including the 1096, 1099, W-2 and W-4 forms. You can place an order for these forms and have them shipped to your home.
General individual assistance is available from the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. You may also try calling the IRS Forms and Publications line at (800) 829-3676.
Ohio Department of Taxation has decided to end the bulk distribution of Ohio’s paper tax forms and booklets at all participating organizations including Ohio’s public libraries. The ODT website has printable forms and booklets like the IRS along with electronic filing options. Both ACDL Locations have Ohio IT-1040 booklets available for checkout (free) or copying ($5.20). As with the Federal forms the Ohio forms can be printed at the library for 10¢ per page.
If you cannot get the forms you need printed, the Ohio Department of Taxation will send you needed forms. They can be contacted by phone (Toll-free: 1-800-282-1782) or by writing them at:
Ohio Department of Taxation
PO Box 2476
Columbus, Ohio 43216-2476
Important Tax Tools and Resources on the Internet
- IRS.GOV – Website of the Internal Revenue Service. Primary website for all Federal Income Tax filing information including forms and instructions.
- IRS Free File – This page includes information on the IRS’s program to offer free online filing of taxes through multiple providers.
- Ohio Department of Taxation – Primary website for all Ohio Income Tax filing information including forms and instructions. Also find information for School District Income Taxes.
- Ohio Department of Taxation – Online Services – File your Ohio Taxes for free online; make payments; and view or print statements for previous years taxes.
- City of Ashtabula Department of Taxation – Webpage for City of Ashtabula Taxes including forms and instructions. No online option is offered, but you can make payments online through this page.
- City of Geneva Department of Taxation – Webpage for City of Geneva Taxes including forms and instructions.
- City of Conneaut Department of Taxation – Website for City of Conneaut Taxes including forms and instructions.
Key Federal Tax Filing Deadlines:
- January 14: IRS Free File opens. Taxpayers can begin filing returns through IRS Free File partners; tax returns will be transmitted to the IRS starting January 24. Tax software companies also are accepting tax filings in advance.
- January 24: IRS begins 2022 tax season. Individual 2021 tax returns begin being accepted and processing begins
- April 18: Due date to file 2021 tax return or request extension and pay tax owed due to Emancipation Day holiday in Washington, D.C., even for those who live outside the area.
- October 17: Due date to file for those requesting an extension on their 2021 tax returns
Ashtabula County District Library has joined libraries across the state in partnering with the Ohio Department of Health to distribute (not administer) At-Home COVID tests. Patrons are advised to watch the banner at the top of our site for the latest information about availability.
Students should contact their school or university about testing, as tests are made available to schools to distribute to their students directly.
More information about the state of Ohio’s effort to distribute tests is available from the Ohio Department of Health Website.
Ohio Department of Health Vaccination Program – The Ohio Department of Health has a comprehensive page covering the state level vaccination program. Ohioan’s can use the Get The Shot tool to determine vaccine eligibility, find providers, and receive updates and reminders.
Ashtabula County Health Department – The Ashtabula County Health Department has announced a number of open clinics for COVID-19 vaccines. Please consult the Health Department website for the latest information on dates, times, and locations.
Ashtabula City Health Department – Community COVID-19 vaccination clinics are offered in multiple locations throughout the city as drive-thru and walk in or by appointment via https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov. These clinics will be promoted via the city website page as well as the health department Facebook page.
General COVID-19 Information
Current and reliable information about the Coronovirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
- State of Ohio Coronavirus Portal – The clearing house for pandemic information maintained by the Ohio Department of Health
- Ohio Department of Health – Main site
- Ashtabula County Health Department
- Ashtabula City Health Department
- Ashtabula County Auditor – Includes a dashboard with locally focused data.
- Ashtabula Area Community Action Agency (AACAA) – Link is for the 2-1-1- COVID resources and information page.
- Coronavirus.gov – Federal level clearing house COVID news and information with updates from The White House, CDC, and FEMA
- Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center – Site includes facts; data; an interactive map; and more about the COVID-19 pandemic.
GreatWave Communications Announces 10-digit Local Dialing
Effective April 24, 2021, OPTIONAL 10-digit local dialing begins for all customers in the Ohio 440 area code.
Effective October 24, 2021, MANDATORY 10-digit local dialing is required for all customers in the Ohio 440 area code.
- Why is the local dialing plan changing?
- On July 16, 2020, the FCC adopted an Order (FCC 20-100) approving 988 as the 3 digit abbreviated dialing code to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, starting July 16, 2022. customers must continue to dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach the Lifeline until July 16, 2022. This order requires GreatWave Communications to make any network changes necessary to ensure that users can dial 988 to reach the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by July 16, 2022. In order for 988 to work in the Ohio 440 area code, 10 digit local dialing must first be implemented.
- Why is 10-digit dialing going to be required in this area code?
- The FCC ordered that any area code that has the 988 prefix. assigned and has 7 digit local dialing be transitioned to 10 digit local dialing to ensure everyone is able to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline using the 3-digit 988 code.
- Will EVERYONE in the 440 area code have to dial 10-digits for local calls?
- Yes. Every customer in the entire 440 area code have to change to mandatory 10-digit dialing for local calls. Dialing 7- digits for local calls will be prohibited for all customers in the 440 area code.
- What will be the new dialing procedure?
- To complete local calls, the new dialing procedure requires callers to dial the area code+ telephone number in the 440 area code. This means that all local calls in the entire 440 area code that are currently dialed with 7 digits will need to be dialed using the new dialing procedure.
- When will the dialing change begin?
- Beginning April 24, 2021, you should start dialing 10-digits (area code+ telephone number) for all local calls in the 440 area code. If you forget, and dial only 7 digits, your call will be completed.
- When will the dialing change become MANDATORY?
- Beginning October 24, 2021, you must dial 10-digits in the 440 area code. On and after this date, local calls dialed with only 7-digits will not be completed, and a recording will inform you that your call cannot be completed as dialed. If you get this recording, you must hang up and dial again using 10-dig its (area code + telephone number).
For more info or questions please call 440.593.7140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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