SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -

Drury University and Missouri State University accounting students will provide free tax preparation through an IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. The tax preparation service is open to the public and is designed to benefit low-income and senior taxpayers.

Taxpayers are required to bring photo ID, Social Security cards of themselves and dependents, as well as any tax documentation they have received, including all W-2 forms, 1099 forms, and statements issued by brokerage firms. Clients are also asked to bring a copy of their 2012 returns to help speed up the filing process.

MSU's VITA site is Glass Hall, fourth floor.  A list of dates for the clinics is here.  Call (417) 720-2000 to make an appointment.  The web site also has more information about who's eligible for the service and what you should bring with you.

Drury's VITA site is in the Breech School of Business Administration at the northeast corner of Central Street at Drury Lane. Parking is available in the lot across Central.

Free tax preparation at Drury is available at these dates and times:

  • Saturday, Feb. 8 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 10 - 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 15 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 17 - 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 22 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 24 - 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Monday, March 3 - 4 to 8 p.m.

The Drury tax service accepts walk-in clients and appointments.  To make an appointment, please call (417) 720-2000.  The Drury appointment line opens on Jan. 27.

Drury attempts to accommodate as many clients as possible on any given day.  Due to the high demand for services, we may be unable to fill all requests for service on a specific date.

All returns will be filed electronically unless the IRS requires a manual return.  All taxpayers must be available to sign the appropriate forms in the case of joint returns.
General questions about the VITA program can be answered by calling (417) 873-7522 or via email to tax@drury.edu.