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Free Tax Help

Do you need help preparing your taxes? Several programs offer free assistance to individuals in Greene County.

For further information on income taxes as well as a list of frequently asked questions, view the Income Tax Resources guide.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

The VITA program is generally for taxpayers of low-to-moderate income ($54,000 or less).

The Community Partnership of the Ozarks coordinates with several organizations to provide the VITA program. Community volunteers and MSU and Drury students prepare free basic federal and state tax returns with electronic filing for qualified individuals.

VITA clinics will operate February 1-April 14 and most require appointments. Call 2-1-1 or 417-720-2000 after January 22, 2018, for further information and to make an appointment.

The Midtown Carnegie Branch Library will host a VITA clinic by appointment from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturdays from February 3–April 4.  Call 2-1-1 or 417-720-2000 for an appointment.

Tax Counseling for the Elderly

The TCE program is primarily for adults 60 years of age and over, but other ages can receive the service after older adults have been served.

The SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging TCE program provides free tax preparation and assistance. IRS-certified volunteers specialize in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. They will prepare federal and state tax returns and Missouri Property Tax Credit (and rent rebate) forms.

TCE sites will operate February 1-April 14 and all require appointments. Contact your nearest SeniorAge Senior Center or call 417-862-0762 after January 15, 2018, for further information.

Walk-in Clinics

These clinics are primarily walk-in only. People hoping to use this service are advised to consult the list of recommended documents below prior to arrival.

Drury's Breech School of Business, 900 N. Benton Ave.
Mondays, Feb. 5-Feb. 26 4-8 p.m.
Fridays, Feb. 9-Feb. 23 4-9 p.m.
Saturdays, Feb. 3-Feb. 10 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tax-A-Palooza at the Dream Center, 829 W. Atlantic St.
This location will accept walk-ins when possible. Preference is given to those who make appointments.
Saturday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m.-7 p.m

Documents to bring:

MyFreeTaxes

The MyFreeTaxes Partnership provides free state and federal tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals (combined 2017 income under $66,000). For assistance, call 1-855 698-9435 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; or email partners@myfreetaxes.com.

To e-file your tax return or other electronic forms, MyFreeTaxes has arranged a partnership with H&R Block. Click here for more information.

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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