Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Do you need help you do your taxes?
The IRS offers free basic tax return preparation to people who qualify through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
You qualify if you and the people in your household earn $57,000 or less.
Even if you earn more, there may be other resources available to you. Register below for more details.
If you live in Kansas City - Missouri or Kansas - we can help you. If you want information about other tax sites in the area, call United Way 211 or visit the IRS website to find a location that can serve you.
Our program is operated by the Kansas City Metro Tax Coalition, a partnership that includes:
- University of Missouri Extension
- United Way of Greater Kansas City
- PCs for People (formerly Connecting for Good)
- Community Services League
- El Centro
- Guadalupe Center
- Holy Rosary Credit Union
- Kansas City Kansas Community College
- K-State Extension
- Operation Breakthrough / Rockhurst
- Salvation Army
VITA goes virtual
Before the pandemic, volunteers and taxpayers would meet together at a VITA location. People could walk in or make an appointment for services. It will be different this year.
This year – to protect the health of everyone who participates – the VITA program will be virtual.
That means that volunteers and taxpayers will mostly communicate using the phone, fax, mail, email, video conferencing and file sharing applications. In-person communication will be limited.
*Taxpayer registration begins February 1, 2021.