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Services & Programs

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Assistance)

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri is pleased to offer assistance to taxpayers needing help with filing federal taxes.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a service of the Internal Revenue Service and CCSOMO.

Interested persons must call 417.720.2000 to make an appointment.

Please leave a message if no one answers immediately as the number is only staffed part-time. If you leave a message, your call will be returned.


To qualify for free tax preparation through the VITA program, the following rules must be met:

  • The household income should be $56,000 or less
  • Or, the filer must have a disability
  • Or, be of limited English-speaking ability

Eligible persons will be directed to the participating CCSOMO VITA site at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Springfield, or to another VITA site that accommodates the client’s schedule.