Thursday, January 16, 2014

Free Tax Preparation Sites to Open in Stone County January 29; Begin Setting Your Appointment Now

Contact: Nellie Lamers, family financial education specialist
Headquartered in Taney County
Tel: (417) 546-4431

FORSYTH, Mo. -- University of Missouri Extension's Stone County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites will be open starting Jan. 29 according to the following schedule for 2014:
Wednesdays, Stone County Annex, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 106 East 5th Street, Galena; and
Thursdays, Stone Co. Neighborhood Center (OACAC), 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., 10944 East Hwy 76- Lower Level, Branson West.

Beginning Jan 15, call 888-504-0443 to make an appointment for free tax preparation.

Who can get free tax preparation and the Earned Income Credit? Taxpayers with an AGI of $52,000 or less can get free tax preparation. Families meeting additional requirements are eligible for a credit of up to $6,044.

Volunteers are not trained to do business taxes, itemized taxes or capital gains and losses.  If you have any of these you should see a paid preparer.


Want your taxes prepared for free? Be sure to bring the following items: 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 2013; a voided personal check, if you want your refund directly deposited; and your 2012 tax return (optional).

In 2013, did you receive unemployment compensation? Bring your Form 1099G.

Did you pay for child care? Bring the total you paid for child care expenses and the name, address, and Tax ID/Social Security Number of the child care provider.

Did you pay student loan interest? Bring the total of the student loan interest you paid.

Did you pay for tuition? Bring Form 1098 for you, your spouse, and/or dependent children.

Or did you receive retirement income? Then bring your 1099R.


University of Missouri Extension partners with the Stone County Commissioners, White River Electric Cooperative- Operation Round UP, Healthy Families Taskforce of Stone and Taney Counties, Taney County OACAC and OTC- Hollister to provide this service and financial education to the citizens and residents of Stone County.

University of Missouri Extension programs focus on the high-priority needs of Missourians. Each county extension center, with oversight by locally elected and appointed citizens, is your local link to practical education on almost anything.


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