Looking for Free Tax Preparation? You May Qualify

Posted on February 8, 2017 at 12:00pm by
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Filing taxes is a time-consuming process that may cause worry and stress. Many people fret about the possibility of making mistakes, or not getting the maximum amount back from their returns. If this sounds familiar we have some good news. There are options for free tax preparation in or near Kansas City.

A Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is providing free tax filing services for households making $54,000 or less. If you are eligible and want to take advantage of this service, we have some important information that can help.

  • The service is offered at the Johnson County Community College Main Campus at 12345 College Blvd in room OCB 100 (CoLab). For a map of the CoLab, visit www.jccc.edu.
  • The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program if running this program from February 9th through April 13th. Just show up on Thursdays between 6PM and 9PM. Do not show up on March 16th, as the campus will be closed for Spring Break. Unless you make an appointment, it is first come, first serve.
  • There are activities for children while parents file their taxes.
  • You are encouraged to schedule an appointment. Call 211 and you will be connected to a service through United Way. Appointments are available every Thursday at 6PM, 6:45PM, 7:30PM and 8:15PM.

What Do You Need to Bring to File Taxes?

You are required to bring the following documents: A Social Security card, a valid photo ID, W-2 forms from 2016, 1099 forms for other income (if applicable), bank account information to set up a direct deposit (account number and wire transfer number), other tax-related documents, and your 2015 tax return if possible. All adults listed on the return must be present to sign. Also, bring child care provider names, addresses, costs incurred and their Tax IDs.

For those of you who received health insurance through an Affordable Care Act plan, you should have received a 1095 form from your employer, insurance company or the Department of Health & Human Services.

There may be other tax filing options available in your area. We encourage you to visit our website or call us to discover which options are available.

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