Do you need help preparing your taxes? Four programs offer free assistance to individuals in Greene County.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Missouri State University and Drury University students working with the ATLS coalition will provide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. This program provides free tax preparation assistance for federal tax returns and Earned Income Credit (EIC), Missouri Property Tax Credit, and other tax forms. They will provide assistance with Missouri tax returns if the federal return is being prepared.
Assistance is for those of low-to-moderate income including those with disabilities, non-English speakers, and the elderly. Older adults will be given priority, but people of other ages can receive the service after older adults have been served.
Tax Counseling for the Elderly
The Southwest Missouri Office on Aging TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) program provides free tax preparation and assistance. IRS-trained volunteers prepare federal and state tax returns and Missouri Property Tax Credit forms. Older adults will be given priority, but other ages can receive the service after older adults have been served.
View a schedule and further details. Most sites require appointments.
The MyFreeTaxes Partnership provides free state and federal tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals (combined 2013 income under $58,000). For assistance, call 1-855-698-9435 Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.--10 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To e-file your 2013 tax return or other electronic forms, you must verify your identity with your Self-Select PIN or Adjusted Gross Income from your 2012 tax return.
Low Income Tax Clinic -- tax appeals filing assistance
The Missouri State University Low Income Tax Controversy and Outreach Clinic represents taxpayers with controversies before the Internal Revenue Service. Trained volunteers assist taxpayers who have received a letter from the IRS that they don't understand, people who are experiencing financial hardship due to an IRS levy or lien, and those who have unresolved Federal tax debt.
Call 417-836-3007 to make an appointment. View further details [pdf].
For further information on income taxes as well as a list of frequently asked questions, view the Income Tax Resources guide.
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