VITA Taking Appointments This Week

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by Sam Clanton


FORSYTH, Mo. – The University of Missouri Extension Offices in Taney, Stone and Christian Counties begin taking appointments for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program on Tuesday.

VITA is a free service provided to local residents with an adjusted gross income of less than 57-thousand dollars.

Taney County Extension Program Director Willa Williams spoke with county commissioners about the importance of scheduling an appointment for tax assistance…



Volunteers are not trained to do business taxes, long forms or capital gains and losses.

Locations for VITA Taxes:

Taney County – call the Taney County Extension Center 417-546-4431 to make an appointment at their three sites – Site Information Flyer

Stone County  – call the Stone County Extension Center 417-357-6812 to make an appointment at their two sites – Site Information Flyer

Christian County – call the Christian County Extension Center 417-581-3558 to make an appointment at their site – Site Information Flyer

What You Need to Bring:

(1). Social Security cards for you, your spouse, and each of your dependent children; Form W-2 for every job you or your spouse worked in 2017;

(2). A personal check (for your checking account and routing number) if you want your refund direct deposited;

(3). If you have Marketplace granted health coverage exemption, bring your exemption certificate number; if you have insurance through the marketplace, bring form 1095A;

(4). Your 2016 tax return (optional)

In 2017, did you….

(1). Receive unemployment compensation? Bring your Form 1099G; (2). Pay for child care? Bring the total paid for child care expenses and the name, address, and Tax ID/Social Security Number of the child care provider. (3). Pay student loan interest? Bring the total of the student loan interest you paid. (4). Pay for tuition? Bring Form 1098 for you, your spouse, and/or dependent children.