Boonville, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension will provide free tax-preparation and e-filing assistance to income (less than $54,000) eligible residents on February 7th and 28th.
“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 you,” said Dr. Rebecca J. Travnichek, MU Extension family financial education specialist. “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 Cooper County Extension Center at 510 Jackson Road, Ste A., Boonville. Appointments start at 9 a.m. on February 7th and start at 11 a.m. on February 28th. To make an appointment, call 660-882-5661.
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 the return. “It’s a good idea to bring anything you receive in the mail that indicated it is tax related and a copy of last years’ federal and state tax returns,” Travnichek said. For more inclusive list of items and documents to share with your tax return preparer, go to the University of Missouri Extension Camden County website at www.extension.missouri.edu/camden.