Urban West Region

Free tax preparation

  • Notice:

    • Availability is limited. Please call United Way by dialing 2-1-1 or (816)474-5112 to register.
  • Filing deadline extended:

    • The IRS has extended the filing deadline for individuals to May 17, 2021. Read more

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Do you need help with 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.

Kansas City Metropolitan Tax Coalition

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 (Connecting for Good)
  • Community Services League
  • El Centro, Inc.
  • Guadalupe Centers
  • Holy Rosary Credit Union
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College
  • K-State Extension
  • Metropolitian Community College
  • Operation Breakthrough / Rockhurst
  • Salvation Army

VITA goes virtual

Before the pandemic, volunteers and taxpayers met 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.

Going virtual means that face-to-face communication will be limited or unavailable. Information will be exchanged by phone, fax, mail, email, video conference, and file sharing.