Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance — Jan. 29 through April 15

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

(NOTE: All VITA sites are closed March 23–31)

IRS-certified volunteers prepare electronic tax returns at no charge for people with incomes of $60,000 or less during these scheduled VITA sessions. Sponsored by University of Missouri Extension, MU's Department of Personal Financial Planning and the MU School of Law, the VITA site serves walk-ins only on a first-come, first-served basis. VITA session hours are:

  • Monday and Wednesday: 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • Monday: 4:15–7:45 p.m.

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 all of your jobs
  • Bank routing and account number for direct deposit of your refund, if you wish
  • 2017 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) or rental property income.

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