In the wake of the recent closure of the PICCA Free Tax Clinic for this year’s tax prep season, the United Way of Pickaway County has stepped up to organize a similar service with their new Tax Time Clinic.
The Tax Time Clinic is a free tax preparation service for eligible Pickaway County households who make under $57,000 a year hosted at the Pickaway County Library (1160 N. Court Street, Circleville, OH 43113) by drop-off and pick-up appointment. Regrettably no walk-in or unscheduled appointments will be permitted so that all parties can socially distance and follow COVID-19 protocols.
Through a network of volunteers, led by site coordinator Bruce Colburn and United Way of Pickaway County executive director Jama Cobb, the goal of the Tax Time initiative is to prepare as many taxes for county residents as possible while openings last.
Starting Monday, February 15th, eligible residents can call the library to schedule the first of their two appointments with the free tax clinic which will be held on
Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Once a resident’s intake appointment for required documentation is scheduled, their pick-up appointment will be the same time and day of the week for the following week.
Qualified county residents can call the library to schedule an intake appointment at (740) 477-1644. Once each resident’s tax documents are received, they will be uploaded into the tax system for the remote preparers to access, during that intake appointment. From there, the site coordinator will review each completed return and, once again, residents will have a standing appointment one week from the date and time they were scheduled for their intake appointment. Finally, each resident will meet with the site coordinator while adhering to social distancing guidelines to go over the return and assist them with the filing process.
The United Way of Pickaway County would like to thank PICCA for their many efforts over the years in providing the previous iteration of the county’s free tax clinic, a formerly partially funded United Way grant program. We would also like to thank the Pickaway County Library for their efforts in helping us host these pick-up and drop-off appointments to assist county residents in preparing tax documentation.
There is still time to volunteer as a remote tax preparer as well! County residents interested in volunteering their time and talents can do so by visiting https://pickuw.galaxydigital.com/ or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.