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Taxpayer Assistance Programs

The following is information about Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and AARP sites. Both VITA and TCE volunteers are certified by the Internal Revenue Service.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
VITA volunteers provide free tax assistance to low income, disabled, homebound and English as a second language taxpayers. Some VITA sites provide assistance only to those taxpayers who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)
TCE volunteers provide free tax assistance to individuals in your community who are age 60 and older. All TCE sites provide assistance with state tax credits. AARP volunteers provide assistance at many TCE sites to those age 60 and older and also serve other taxpayers with middle and low incomes.

Unfortunately, VITA sites do not exist in many rural areas. Many TCE sites will also serve low-income taxpayers. Use the AARP tax-aide locator to find the nearest TCE site, and call your local site for more specific information.

Visit the IRS website for more information on the IRS' free tax preparation programs nationwide or call 1-800-906-9887.

If you have questions about tax assistance sites in Missouri, you can e-mail motax@missouri.edu.

To become a VITA volunteer or to start a site in your area, contact:
IRS Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication (SPEC)
1222 Spruce Street, Stop 1022-STL
St. Louis, MO 63103

Visit the IRS website for more information on taxes and a wide variety of topics.

For more information about the Earned Income Tax Credit and other tax topics, go to http://missourifamilies.org/features/financearticles/taxes.htm


 
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