Tax season is here:  MU Extension offers tax preparation service to low-income taxpayers

MU Extension in Camden County will provide free tax-preparation and e-filing assistance to income (less than $54,000) eligible residents from Feb 2 thru March 30, 2018.  

"If you are low-income to moderate income, handicapped or elderly, and in need of help with filing your taxes, we will help you at no cost to your." said Dr. Rebecca J. Travnichek, MU Extension family financial specilialist.  "Tax returns can also be prepared for high school and college students; as well as individuals and families who do not own a business."

The program is staffed by Dr. Rebecca J. Travnichek, an IRS-trained and certified volunteer, who will prepare tax forms and provide e-filing for returns.

Taxes will be prepared at the Camden County Extension Center at 44 Roofener Street in Camdenton, MO.  Appointments start at 9 am on Friday, Feb 2, 2018.  To make an appointment, call 573-319-9053.  Please leave a voice mail and I will return your call.  Individuals who leave a message after hours will receive a return phone call.  Additional dates are available on Feb. 5, 9, 10, 23, 24 and March 1, 2, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30.

Individuals can begin making appointments now.  Individuals should bring any W-2 and 1099 forms, as well as Driver's licenses or other government-issued photo identification for taxpayer and spouse; as well as Social Security cards for everyone who will be claimed on return.  "It's a good idea to bring anything you receive in the mail that indicates it is tax related and a copy of last year' federal and state tax returns,"  Travnichek said.  A more inclusive list of items and documents to bring are listed in the document below.

List of items and documents to bring (PDF)
Save your money flyer (PDF)