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.
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
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
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
IRS website for more information on taxes and a wide variety
For more information about the Earned
Income Tax Credit and other tax topics, go to