Free Tax Preparation - MU Family Impact Center

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  • Jan. 28, 2020 - April 15, 2020
  • MU Family Impact Center
    105 E. Ash Street
    Columbia, MO 65203 directions to this event


Get free help preparing your tax return at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site this tax season.

VITA sites are open January 28-April 15, 2020, however all VITA sites are CLOSED March 21-29 for spring break.

IRS-certified volunteers prepare electronic tax returns at no charge during these scheduled VITA sessions. The VITA site serves walk-ins only on a first-come, first-served basis until they reach maximum capacity.

VITA session days/hours at the MU Family Impact Center are:

  • Mondays: 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Sponsored by University of Missouri Extension, MU's Department of Personal Financial Planning and the MU School of Law, VITA sessions are also available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at the MU Office for Financial Success.

What do you need to bring?

  • Photo identification for you and your spouse (if applicable)
  • Social security cards for every person listed on the return
  • W-2s for every job worked
  • Routing and account number for direct deposit of your refund, if desired
  • 2018 tax return (optional, but helpful)

Please also bring these forms, if you have any of them:

  • 1099-Interest
  • 1099-Dividends
  • 1099-R Retirement income
  • 1098 Mortgage interest
  • Real estate and personal property tax receipt
  • 1098-E Student loan interest
  • 1098-T Tuition and your account statement
  • 1099-G Unemployment
  • 1099-G State refund
  • 1099-B Broker exchange
  • SSA 1099 Social Security income
  • 1095-A Marketplace statement
  • Child care expenses and the name, address and tax ID of your provider
  • W-2G Gambling income
  • 1099 MISC awards or self-employment
  • Identity Protection PIN from the IRS

We do not prepare returns involving farms, complicated small businesses (inventory and depreciation) or rental property income.

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