FREE Tax Preparation Available Through VITA

FREE Tax Preparation Available Through VITA
(Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program

The United Way of the Mark Twain Area, in collaboration with the University of Missouri Extension Center, is providing FREE assistance in filing 2017 tax returns through the Volunteer Tax Assistance Program (VITA). The program is available to families with incomes less than 60 thousand dollars. VITA volunteers are not able to prepare returns that include business, farm, rental, or partnership income, complex capital gains and/or losses, the sale of property, or Health Savings Account transactions.

This service will be available at these locations:

Palmyra: Palmyra Public Library – 210 S. Main, Palmyra MO
Monroe City: Monroe City Nutrition Center – 314 S Main, Monroe city MO
Shelbina: Shelbina Nutrition Center – 112 E Chestnut St, Shelbina, MO
Hannibal: Marion County NECAC Office – 3518 Palmyra Rd, Hannibal, MO

Free VITA tax preparation is by appointment only. Appointments may be made beginning January 15th, 2018 by calling:

Monroe City – (573 735-2131
Shelbina (573) 588-4403
Hannibal and Palmyra – (573) 221-2761

A list of the required information you will need to bring will be provided when making the appointment. All information provided is protected and confidential.

The VITA Program has been serving the communities of Northeast Missouri for 9 years. The VITA volunteers are IRS certified individuals preparing and submitting Federal and State tax returns without cost to the taxpayer. Agencies providing this service include: United Way of the Mark Twain Area; University of Missouri Extension; Palmyra Public Library; Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center; NECAC and the Shelbina Senior Citizens Center.

For information call the United Way of the Mark Twain Area office at 573 221-2761.