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Items to Bring to File Your Taxes


  • Valid picture ID, driver’s license or passport
  • Social Security Cards of those on tax return, letter from Social Security office or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
  • Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) letter from IRS, if applicable – (IRS mailed this mid-January 2021)

Income (Taxable)

  • W-2s, W-2G, all 1099 series documents (A, B, C, DIV, G, INT, K, MISC, NEC, Q, R, SA, SSA)


  • Form 1098-T – Student Loan Interest
  • Charitable Contributions Documentations
  • Health Insurance Premiums or Long-Term Care Premiums You Paid – MO residents



  • Dependent Care – letter from daycare provider of amounts paid
  • Education – American Opportunity or Lifetime Learning – Form 1098-T, Student Financial Account Analysis from portal; text book receipts
  • Form 1095A – Market Place Insurance
  • IL Real Estate Tax Credit – requires County parcel ID number and verification of taxes paid.

MO Property Tax Credit (Circuit Breaker)

  • Non-taxable sources – Letter – SSI or VA benefits
  • MO Form 5674 or letter from property owner (not landlord) showing rent paid
  • Paid receipt-real estate taxes-personal residence

Miscellaneous items

  • Copy of 2019 return
  • Notice 1444 and Notice 1444-B:  Economic Impact Payment Letter showing the amount received
  • Bank routing & account numbers (direct deposit) or direct debit (balance due). Note: Debit card # is not bank routing or account #.
  • If married filing jointly – both spouses must be present to sign tax returns.
  • We do not prepare business returns or rental property returns.

Want to save time and make your visit more efficient?  Download this form, complete it online, and print it at home.  Bring it with you when you come to have your tax return completed. This is a HUGE time saver!!
If possible, your returns will be filed electronically with both the IRS and the State(s).

We strongly recommend any refund be electronically deposited into your bank account.

This year, advance payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit (CTC) will be made monthly from July through December to eligible taxpayers. To receive the payments, families must file a 2020 tax return.

MCTC will host Advanced CTC Free Tax Prep Days at these locations. We will not prepare MO Property Tax Credit returns

Madison IL City Hall
615 Madison Ave
Madison, Illinois 62060
Thu/Fri July 22 & 23

JJK Community Center
Argonne Dr @ 25th Street
East St. Louis, IL 62204
Fri/Sat July 29 & 30

St. Louis Municipal Court Bldg.
1520 Market St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Mon Jul 26, Aug 2 and 9; Fri, Aug 6

Schedule your appointment at or call 314-307-8251

We will accept walk-in after we serve those with appointments