Free Tax Preparation
United Way is a leader in support for Volunteers Income Tax Assistance teams in the region, providing financial support, technical assistance, and strategy development for the work in Kansas City. Highly trained volunteers provide free tax preparation services to low- and moderate-income households in the Kansas City metro area through a network of host organizations. United Way 211 serves as a central referral source for VITA sites around the metro and even schedules tax prep appointments for some locations. In 2020, United Way launched a new partnership with University of Missouri Extension—a leader in VITA services around the state—to accelerate efforts to provide more people with free tax prep services.
Last year, United Way helped bring free tax preparation services to 7,874 families, bringing more than $8 million in tax returns to those households and saving them $1.7 million in tax preparation fees.
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