KC Metro Tax Coalition


Who We Are

The Kansas City Metropolitan Tax Coalition is a group of educators, community organizations, and volunteers who work together to provide free tax services and financial education.

  • Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
  • Community Services League
  • El Centro, Inc.
  • Guadalupe Centers
  • Holy Rosary Credit Union
  • K-State Extension
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College
  • KC Shepherd's Center
  • Local Investment Commission (LINC)
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Operation Breakthrough
  • PCs for People
  • Rockhurst University
  • Salvation Army
  • United Way of Greater Kansas City
  • University of Missouri Extension
  • University of Missouri Kansas City

What We Do

The IRS offers free basic tax return preparation to people who qualify through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs. People qualify if they earn $58,000 or less or if they are 60+ years of age. The programs also serve taxpayers with disabilities or limited English.

The KC Metro Tax Coalition does taxes year round, but the busiest time is during the tax season (January – April). We are looking for adult volunteers who can greet taxpayers, answer questions, collect/organize paperwork, prepare taxes, or help to operate the tax site (scheduling, set up, closing).

Volunteers must complete role based training and certification before they begin working with taxpayers. The IRS can offer continuing education credits to certain professionals who complete the training: Enrolled Agents (EAs), non-credentialed tax return preparers (AFSP), and Certified Financial Planners (CFP).

Join the KC Metro Tax Coalition group and become a member to see more information about training and specific opportunities. We look forward to working with you! Please contact us at kcvita@missouri.edu with any questions.

263 People | 1,702 Impact | 10,383 Hours

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I have contracted COVID, and will not be able to serve V.I.T.A. on Saturday March 18.
I cannot serve Lead Bank on March 4. I am scheduled at El Centro on March 4.
My husband and I in the past received assistance in tax preparation and I want to give back from what we received and help others the way we were helped.
thanks for the oppertunity.