Tax Assistance

The Kansas City Public Library is committed to connecting our community to information resources.

The IRS has created a website with relevant coronavirus information. Other info on how the coronavirus changed how some people file taxes can be found here.

The last day to submit taxes has been moved to Monday, May 17th.

Forms and Local Resources:

Federal forms:

Paper forms for federal taxes are no longer available at offices and will not be mailed out. Forms can be printed by clicking the link below.

IRS in Kansas City in Union Station
30 West Pershing Rd. Suite 600, KCMO 64108
Mon through Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Make an appointment: 844.545.5640

Missouri State forms:

Paper forms for Missouri State taxes are no longer available at offices and will not be mailed out. Forms can be printed by clicking the link below.

State Office Building
615 E. 13th St., KCMO 64105
Mon through Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
573.751.7200

Kansas State forms:

Individuals or businesses with tax or refund questions
should call 785.368.8222 or e-mail kdor_tac@ks.gov

Rosana Shopping Center, Tax Customer Relations (appointment only)
7600 W. 119th Street, Suite A
Overland Park, KS 66213
Mon and Wed: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
call 913.942.3150 or email KDOR_OPAppointments@ks.gov

Kansas City Tax forms:

Limited amounts of Kansas City tax forms are available at the location below.

City Hall - Revenue Division - 2nd Floor
414 E. 12th St.
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
816.513.1120

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income

Do you need proof of your Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits for tax purposes?

You can get verification letters online instantly through a mySocialSecurity account. You can also get one mailed to you by calling toll-free, 1-800-772-1213. Additional information on changes in services provided by the Social Security Administration can be found on their website. NOTE: SSA-1099 forms will still be mailed by the Social Security Administration.

Recovery Rebate Credit

Individuals who did not receive the entire Economic Impact Payment (also referred to as stimulus checks) amount they were eligible for in 2020 can claim a Recovery Rebate Credit on their 2020 tax return. To claim the credit, you must file a tax return even if you are not typically required to file. The IRS has further information about the Recovery Rebate Credit on their Recovery Rebate page along with frequently asked questions about how to determine eligibility, as well as how to claim, calculate, and receive the credit.

Free Tax Preparation

Note: Library staff are NOT tax experts. All questions are to go through the tax service preparers. Call 2-1-1 for assistance.

VITA

Free tax preparation of federal and state returns to low-/moderate-income working families in the Kansas City metro area.

Taxpayer registration for Kansas City Metro Tax Coalition services is open now. If you have registered, a volunteer will call you to follow up. Sites begin to open on February 8. The IRS starts to accept returns on February 12, 2021.

DO-IT-YOURSELF TAX HELP

E-file your taxes for free using TaxSlayer.com. Users will be asked to create an account when they use this free service.

What to bring to your tax help appointment

  • A current email address (with the correct password)
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
  • Social Security cards or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents (Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN)
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • All 1095 Forms, Health Insurance Statements
  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Direct deposit and/or banking information
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms
  • Proof of daycare expenses with provider name, address and ID number
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

HELP WITH TAX ISSUES

IRS Interactive Tax Assistant

Provides answers to several tax law questions, such as determining your filing status, if you can claim dependents, if you have to file a tax return.

Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

Free legal resources are available to help low-income families with tax-related problems from prior years. To qualify, income needs to be below $31,900 for individuals or under $65,500 for a family of four.

Kansas City Tax Clinic

UMKC Law School’s Kansas City Tax Clinic is available to assist low-income taxpayers in resolving their federal and state tax controversies such as audits and tax collection issues. Please call the clinic to learn more: 816.235.6201.

Earned Income Tax Credit

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low- to moderate-income workers and families get a tax break. If you qualify, you can use the credit to reduce the taxes you owe – and maybe increase your refund.
For more information, see Publication 596, Earned Income Credit or use the EITC Assistant.

Receive a letter from the IRS about the EITC? Find out what to do.

Other Free Tax Services

Internal Revenue Service

Find free services to Free File through the IRS.

For the latest news from the IRS on recent changes this tax season such as the annual inflation adjustment, check the New Events section.

MyFreeTaxes

Provides easy, free tax help for households with an adjusted gross income of $66,000/year or less, brought to you by United Way and powered by H&R Block's safe and secure software.

Affordable Care Act Tax Questions

Tools are available for individuals who have questions about their tax filing responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act.

Other Tax Resources