MoTax: Missouri Taxpayer Education Initiative

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Need help with taxes?

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance volunteers provide free tax assistance to people with low or moderate incomes, those with disabilities, the elderly and English-as-a-second-language taxpayers. See flyer below for sites in Columbia, MO or use this locator:

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Volunteers provide in-person and remote tax assistance free of charge to anyone, with a special focus on taxpayers who are 50 or older or who have low to moderate income.

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A win-win program

Students and volunteers are trained and IRS-certified to provide free tax help in their community as they learn how to serve a wide range of audiences and acquire experience they can’t get in the classroom.

It’s often said that money talks — but sometimes it can be difficult to have that conversation. The Missouri Taxpayer Education Initiative is here to help.

Through this hands-on financial education program, IRS-certified student volunteers discuss and prepare tax returns for free at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites. VITA program volunteers also provide free tax help to people with disabilities, the elderly and English-as-a-second-language taxpayers. VITA sites, set up at community and neighborhood centers throughout the nation, offer electronic tax filing with direct deposit refunds.

Service is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Free Federal and State Tax Preparation


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