AARP and VITA Tax-Aid


The AARP Tax-Aid program provides free tax preparation and assistance services to low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) provides assistance to those with a low income ($57K and less).

AARP Tax-Aid in the KC area | VITA Tax-Aid in the KC Area
VITA Recommendations

The AARP Tax-Aid program provides free tax preparation and assistance services to low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) provides assistance to those with a low income ($57K and less).

 

AARP Tax-Aid in the Kansas City area

Feeling fed up? Frustrated again during tax season? Unsure where to turn for help? Below are some places you can go for help, starting in February. AARP Tax Assistance can be found at the following locations (special consideration given to those 60 years and older):

Kansas City Public Library: Waldo Community Branch—beginning Feb. 3
201 East 75th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114
816-701-3486
Call or come in and sign up for an appointment.
Mon. & Thu. 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Kansas City Public Library: Southeast Branch—beginning Feb. 12
6242 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64130
816-701-3484
No appointment necessary. Walk-in welcome.
Wed. 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Salvation Army—beginning Feb. 4
500 W. 39th St., Kansas City, MO
816-753-6040
Call for appointment
Tues. & Wed. 9:00 a.m. – noon

Mid-Continent Public Library: Raytown—beginning Feb. 3
6131 Raytown Rd., Raytown, MO 64133
816-353-2052
Mon. & Wed. 9:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. by appointment only

Mid-Continent Public Library: Red Bridge—beginning Feb. 3
11140 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64131
816-942-1780
Mon., Wed., Fri. 9:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. by appointment only

 

VITA Tax-Aid in the Kansas City area

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

VITA will be assisting those with a low income ($57K and less) at the following locations:

Kansas City Public Library: Trails West Branch—beginning Feb. 1
11401 East 23rd St., Independence MO, 64052
816-701-3483
No appointments necessary.
Sat. 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Kansas City Public Library: North-East Branch—Feb. 3 – Feb. 28
6000 Wilson Road, Kansas City, MO 64123
816-701-3485
No appointment necessary
Mon. 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fri. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Kansas City Public Library: Central Branch—Feb. 4 – Mar. 5
14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
816-701-3433
No appointment necessary
Tues. & Wed. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Kansas City Public Library: Plaza Branch—Feb. 4 – Mar. 5
4801 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64112
816-701-3481
Tues. & Thur. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 P.M.
Every other Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Feb. 8th & 22nd, Mar. 1st)

Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley—Jan. 29 – Apr.9
3201 SW Trfwy., Learning Resource Rm. 204, Kansas City, MO
816-604-4050
Tues. 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

AIM – Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church—beginning Feb. 2
2310 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO
816-923-3689
Tues. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

VITA Recommendations

The upper income limit for both single or filing jointly is $57,000. VITA recommends bringing the following (not all may apply to you personally), which is probably a good idea for any tax assistance program:

  • Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse
  • Income documentation (W-2s, 1099s, Social Security SSA-1099, Unemployment 1099-G, 1099-R, etc.)
  • Social Security cards for taxpayer, spouse and dependents
  • Copy of last year’s tax return
  • For day care expenses, total amount paid to each provider, and provider’s name, address and ID number (SSN or Employer ID #)
  • For student loan interest, amount of interest paid
  • For education expenses, types of expense, amounts paid, and documentation
  • For direct deposit of refunds, bank account # and bank routing # (this can be found on checks and deposit slips)

 

For itemized deductions:

  • Mortgage statements for mortgage interest and real estate tax
  • Property tax paid for vehicles
  • Amounts paid to city and state for income tax
  • Charitable contributions
  • Medical Expenses, insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs
  • For elderly and disabled, proof of property tax and rent paid