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KCPD partners with community groups to offer free tax help

Posted at 11:34 AM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 12:34:14-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In partnership with a trio of community groups, the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is offering free tax-preparation assistance for people in need.

Taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less can receive free tax-preparation help at select KCPD locations courtesy of AmeriCorps, the University of Missouri Extension Officer and the United Way.

Free tax help will be available at these four locations during February and March:

  • Northland Neighborhoods Inc., 4420 NE Chouteau Trafficway

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 24-25 and 27-2811:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 26

  • KCPD Metro Patrol Division, 7601 Prospect Ave.

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 2 and March 4-63:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on March 3

  • KCPD East Patrol Division, 2640 Prospect Ave.

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 9-10 and 12-1311:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on March 11

  • KCPD South Patrol Division, 9701 Marion Park Drive

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 23-27
Those seeking tax help should bring the following items to one of the locations when help is available:

  • Photo identification
  • Social security card for tax-filer, spouse and any dependent children
  • W-2 for all jobs worked in 2019
  • 1099 for disability and social security income
  • 1099-G form, if you received unemployment in 2019
  • 1099-R form, if you received retirement income
  • 1095-A health care form, if purchased through Marketplace, or exemption certificate
  • A personal check, if planning to use direct deposit
  • 2018 income tax return (optional)
  • Child care receipts — including the name, address and Tax ID/Social Security Number of the child-care provider
  • Information on student-loan interest payments
  • Form 1098 regarding tuition paid for tax-filer, spouse and any dependent children

Volunteers will prepare and file federal and state taxes free of charge for qualified individuals.