Library staff cannot help you prepare your taxes or tell you which form you need.
Staff members can direct you to information, internet resources, and reproducible forms and publications. The deadline this year is Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2016
- Northpark Mall
101 North Rangeline Road, Joplin, MO 64801
Volunteer help available near front entrance, Jan. 26 - April 15, 9am to 4pm Mon through Friday, 9am to 7pm Thursdays; closed Wednesdays in March and April; open 9am to 7pm April 15.
- Missouri Southern State University
3950 Newman Road, Joplin, MO 64801
Plaster Hall, 3rd Floor
10am to 4pm each Saturday, Feb. 7 through April 11. Appointments required, call 625-9602.
- Carthage Public Library
612 South Garrison Avenue, Carthage, MO 64836
Feb. 11 to April 18, appointment required, call 388-7609.
- IRS: Free Tax Return Prep
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
In addition to VITA, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors.
- MyFreeTaxes Partnership
MyFreeTaxes provides free state and federal tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals. For assistance, call 1-855-698-9435 Monday-Saturday, 9a.m.--10p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.