Extension Director Discusses VITA Impact

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by Sam Clanton


FORSYTH, Mo. – The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is well underway in Taney County, and there is still time to register.

Taney County Extension Program Director Willa Williams visited with county commissioners this week about the impact of the grant-funded program, which is one of the largest in the state.

She says during the first three VITA program days in January, volunteers contributed 600 hours, valued at 14-thousand dollars…



The VITA sites are located at the Extension Center in Forsyth, the OACAC office in downtown Branson, and the OTC Table Rock Campus in Hollister.

All appointments are made through the Extension Center by calling 417-546-4431.

Williams says they are booking up fast, with appointments currently being scheduled for late March.

For more information, see the 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.

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