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Tax Counseling for the Elderly

The Southwest Missouri Office on Aging's TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) program provides free income tax preparation assistance. IRS-certified volunteers prepare federal and state tax returns and Missouri Property Tax Credit forms.

Adults over 60 will be given priority, but other ages can receive the service after older adults have been served.

Documents to bring:

  • Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse
  • Social Security numbers (or Form 1099-SSA) for the individual, spouse, and all dependents
  • Birth dates for taxpayer, spouse, and dependents
  • Documentation for all income, usually a Form W-2 or 1099, and child and dependent care expenses
  • Bank account and routing numbers (if using direct deposit)
  • Affordable Care Act information (Form 1095-A, 1095-B, or 1095-C).
  • Copy of last year's federal and state tax returns and real estate tax receipt
  • To file a joint tax return electronically, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms

Call (417) 862-0762 for information about TCE sites in the other counties served by the Southwest Missouri Office on Aging.

Ash Grove Sunshine Center, 310 N. Perryman, Ash Grove, by appointment only, (417) 751-3826
Tuesdays, Feb. 2-April 5, 9 a.m.-noon.


Great Southern Bank (the building behind the bank), 507 E. Kearney St., Springfield, by appointment only, (417) 895-4637
Mondays-Fridays, Feb. 1-April 15, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.


Mercy Seniors (Smith Glynn Callaway -- 4th floor), 3231 S. National, Springfield, by appointment only, (417) 841-0333
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Feb. 2-April 15, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Meyer Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital, 3535 S. National, Springfield, by appointment only, (417) 862-0762
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 2-April 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Northview Center, Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage, Springfield, by appointment only, (417) 837-5808
Tuesdays and Fridays, Feb. 2-April 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Republic Senior Friendship Center, 210 E. Hines, Republic, by appointment only, (417) 732-7672
Saturdays Feb. 6-April 9, by appointment only, call for appointment times.
Wednesdays, Feb. 3-April 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., no appointment needed.


Rogersville Area Senior Center, 197 Marshall St., Rogersville, by appointment only, (417) 753-7800
Wednesdays, Feb. 3-April 13, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont, Springfield, by appointment only, (417) 890-1313
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Feb. 2-April 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Strafford Senior Center, 201 W. Bumgarner, Strafford, by appointment only, (417) 736-9898
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Feb. 1-April 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.



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