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Published January 31, 2018

Tax preparation service to low-income taxpayers offered

CAMDEN COUNTY – The University of Missouri Extension will provide free tax-preparation and e-filing assistance to income (less than $54,000) eligible residents from Feb. 2 through April 1.

“If you are low-income to moderate income, handicapped or elderly, and in need of help with filing your taxes, we will help you at no cost to you,” said Dr. Rebecca J. Travnichek, MU Extension family financial education specialist. “Tax returns can also be prepared for high school and college students; as well as individuals and families who do not own a business.”

The program is staffed by Dr. Rebecca J. Travnichek, an IRS-trained and certified volunteer, who will prepare tax forms and provide e-filing for returns.

Taxes will be prepared at the Camden County Extension Center at 44 Roofener St. in Camdenton, MO.

Appointments start at 9 a.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018.

To make an appointment, call 573-319-9053. Please leave a voice mail and they’ll return your call. Individuals who leave a message after hours will receive a return phone call.

Additional dates are available on February 5, 9, 10, 23, 24, March 1, 2, 22, and 23, 28, 29 and 30.

Individuals can begin making appointments now. Individuals should bring any W-2 and 1099 forms, as well as driver’s licenses or other government-issued photo identification for taxpayer and spouse; as well Social Security cards for everyone who will be claimed on the return.

“It’s a good idea to bring anything you receive in the mail that indicates it is tax related and a copy of last years’ federal and state tax returns,” Travnichek said.

For a more inclusive list of items and documents to share with your tax return preparer, go to the University of Missouri Extension Camden County website at

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