David Burton
Civic Communications Specialist
2400 S. Scenic Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807
417-881-8909
FAX 417-881-8058
burtond@missouri.edu

January 20, 2017


Free Tax Preparation: Stone and Taney County Volunteer
Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Sites Open Jan 30, Feb. 1

FORSYTH, Mo. — University of Missouri Extension's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites in Stone and Taney counties will be open starting Jan. 30 or Feb. 1 according to a set schedule.

Who can get Free Tax Preparation and the Earned Income Credit? Taxpayers with an AGI of $54,000 or less can get Free Tax Preparation and families meeting additional requirements are eligible for a credit of up to $6,242.

Volunteers are not trained to do business taxes, itemized taxes or capital gains and losses. Individuals that have any of these should see a paid preparer.

STONE COUNTY

In Stone County: Wednesdays, Stone County Annex, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 106 East 5th Street, Galena; Thursdays, Stone Co. Neighborhood Center (OACAC), 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Stoneridge Center, 15060 Bus. Hwy. 13, Suite 11, Branson West. Beginning Jan 17, call 417-357-6812 to make an appointment for free tax preparation.

University of Missouri Extension in Stone County partners with the Stone County Commissioners, White River Electric Cooperative- Operation Round UP, Healthy Families Taskforce of Stone and Taney Counties, Stone County OACAC and the Stone County Annex to provide this service and financial education to the citizens and residents of Stone County.

TANEY COUNTY

In Taney County: Mondays and Tuesdays, Taney County OACAC, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 610 S. Sixth St., Branson; Tuesdays, OTC- Hollister, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 10698 Historic Hwy 165, Hollister; and Taney County MU Extension Center, Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 122 Felkins Avenue, Forsyth. Beginning Jan 17, call 417-546-4431 or 888-504-0443 to make an appointment for free tax preparation.

Taney County Commissioners, White River Electric Cooperative- Operation Round UP, Healthy Families Taskforce of Stone and Taney Counties, Taney County OACAC and OTC- Hollister to provide this service and financial education to the citizens and residents of Taney County.

University of Missouri Extension programs focus on the high-priority needs of Missourians. Each county extension center, with oversight by locally elected and appointed citizens, is your local link to practical education on almost anything.


Source: Nellie Lamers, (417) 546-4431

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