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March 17, 2015

Tax assistance locations available throughout Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY -- More than 500 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax Counseling for the Elderly Tax-Aide sites are located throughout Missouri. The sites are open and available to assist qualified taxpayers in completing federal and state tax returns and are located at community centers, libraries, schools and other locations.

To qualify for assistance, taxpayers must be 60 years or older, have a disability, speak limited or no English, or make $53,000 or less annually. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)-certified volunteers will assist taxpayers with simple returns. However, the IRS suggests taking complicated returns to professional preparers.

"As the April 15 tax filing deadline approaches, it's important to get to these locations as early as possible," said Revenue Department Director Nia Ray. "Many locations require appointments, and space can fill up quickly."

Certain documents and information are required to complete returns. For information such as site locations, hours, dates, and which documents to bring, visit the Department's website. Taxpayers can also call (800) 906-9887 or (888) 227-7669. 

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