Tax Preparation Assistance

Next Step KC operates several IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax preparation sites in the Kansas City area.

VITA offers free tax help to hard-working taxpayers with incomes of $52,000 and below who cannot prepare their own tax returns.

Certified volunteers, sponsored by various organizations, receive training to help prepare and electronically file basic tax returns in communities across the country.

VITA sites are located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations.

Click here to see the Next Step KC VITA sites for Tax Year 2014 (the 2015 filing season). Haga clic aquí para la versión español.

Do it Yourself

Want to prepare your federal and state returns for free?

If your total income (including your spouse’s income, if applicable) is less than $58,000, you qualify.

Go to www.myfreetaxes.com/kc to get started!

Need Assistance with a Tax Problem

Free legal resources are available to help low-income families with tax-related problems from prior years. (To qualify, income needs to be below $28,725 for individuals or under $58,875 for a family of four)

Assistance can include helping response to IRS audits, establishing payment plans and other options.


Kansas City Tax Clinic 

This is a project of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Graduate Tax Law Foundation and is staffed by UMKC tax law students under the supervision of experienced practitioners.
Contact: UMKC Law School, 52nd and Oak, Kansas City, Mo. (816) 235-6201


Low Income Taxpayer Clinic of Legal Aid of Western Missouri

Able to provide legal assistance to individuals facing tax problems.
Contact: (816) 474-6750


Want to Volunteer?

Many volunteers are needed to help with the assisted tax preparation. Learn more about volunteer opportunities -- the jobs available and the tax locations where we will serve. 

The Results

Over the past decade the Next Step KC tax preparation effort (formerly KC CASH) has prepared over 40,000 tax returns and obtained over $60 million in tax refunds for Kansas City area families.

 

See the results