Taxpayer Assistance Programs
The following is information about Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and AARP sites. Both VITA and TCE volunteers are certified by the Internal Revenue Service.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
VITA volunteers provide free tax assistance to low income, disabled, homebound and English as a second language taxpayers. Some VITA sites provide assistance only to those taxpayers who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)
Unfortunately, VITA sites do not exist in many rural areas. Many TCE sites will also serve low-income taxpayers. Use the AARP tax-aide locator to find the nearest TCE site, and call your local site for more specific information.
Visit the IRS website for more information on and locations for the IRS free tax preparation programs nationwide or call 1-800-906-9887.
To become a VITA volunteer or to start a site in your area, contact:
IRS Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication (SPEC)
1222 Spruce Street, Stop 1022-STL
St. Louis, MO 63103
Visit the IRS website for more information on taxes and a wide variety of topics.
For informative articles on a variety of tax topics including tax issues, credits, refunds and assistance, visit MissouriFamilies.org tax articles