Friday, January 23, 2015

KCKCC partnering with local coalition to offer free tax preparation

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- Kansas City Kansas Community College is partnering with NextStep Kc and the United Way of Greater Kansas City to provide free federal and state income tax preparation.

The service, which begins Feb. 4, is available to taxpayers with incomes of less than $53,000.

The free preparation is offered in Room 3632 in the upper level of the Flint Building on the KCKCC main campus, 7250 State Ave. and will be available:

  • 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays (with the exception of March 18)
  • 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays (with the exception of March 21)
  • 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays (Month of February ONLY)
The preparation is a joint venture between students in KCKCC’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and NextStep KC., a community-based non-profit that works to provide affordable financial services to low and moderate income families.

Assistance is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not email or call the location.

Walk-in clients will be accepted only. Taxpayers need to bring a photo identification for themselves and their spouse, Social Security cards or Taxpayer Identification Numbers for everyone in the home, last year’s income tax return, income documentation such as W-2s and 1099s, daycare federal ID number, college tuition documentation, student loan interest documentation, mortgage interest, property taxes, charitable contributions and bank account and routing number for direct deposit.

If elderly or disabled, please bring paid property tax or rent documentation as well. Refunds are available faster if clients use direct deposit.

The free tax preparation service is only available for federal returns as well as Kansas and Missouri state returns. It is not available for Schedule E (rental or royalty income), Schedule F (farm income) or estate and trust returns. Only 2014 returns will be prepared in February. Any returns 2009 through 2013 will be prepared in March and April.

For more information about other sites where the service is being offered, call the United Way’s 2-1-1 line.