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Free Tax Prep for Some KC Residents
Next Step KC has 16 sites in the KC area
by Sarah Cousineau

NextStepKC (formerly KC CASH) is broad-based Kansas City coalition through the IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  NextStepKC has offered free tax preparation of federal and state returns to low- and moderate-income working families in the Kansas City metro area since 2003. 

The IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program 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 generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools and other convenient locations.  Next Step KC operates 16 sites in the greater Kansas City area this year.  Click here to see the Next Step KC VITA sites for Tax Year 2013 (the 2014 filing season).

Do it yourself: Want to prepare your federal and STATE returns for free online? 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!

Last year with the assistance of over 300 IRS-certified volunteers, we completed more than 7,600 Federal Returns for local families, saving each taxpayer an average of $250 in tax preparation fees.  Please either click here for the VITA sites, or call United Way’s 2-1-1 for the latest information about dates, location and eligibility.  On the site list, you will also find a checklist of what you will need to bring with you to the KC CASH site.  Central Bank is proud to partner with Next Step KC.    

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