The Library Offers Tax Assistance and Resources

The Library wants to make filing taxes as clear and easy as possible, offering free, walk-in tax preparation assistance and resources.

Tax Assistance from AARP and VITA

Representatives from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance will be at our downtown Central Library and North-East, Plaza, and Trails West branches during specific time periods from January 29 to March 28 to assist patrons with their federal and state (Missouri and Kansas) income tax returns. The service is available to individuals making $60,000 per year or less.

Additionally, representatives from AARP will be at our Waldo Branch on Mondays and Thursdays from February 1 through April 12 to help seniors with low to moderate income with their federal and state (Missouri and Kansas) income tax returns. Sessions are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

You can download a printable version of our free tax preparation schedule and information: >>> DOWNLOAD HERE

The full list of sessions is available on our website: >>> CLICK HERE

Learn more about what you'll need to bring with you to these walk-in sessions: >>> CLICK HERE

Patrons also can call any Library location for a multi-option phone recording about tax preparation and what they need to bring with them to a help session.

Tax Resources

Wanting to fill out your own income tax forms? We have links to forms for you to print out on your own, as well as information on where you can pick up paper forms and tax resources, on one, easy-to-browse page: >>> CLICK HERE

e-filing and refund help

Learn how to e-file and get tips for getting the biggest refund possible from expert volunteers using United Way’s  This is available for free to those making under $66,000 per year.

Sessions start February 3 and run through February 28 at various branches of our library system.