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Virtual VITA/TCE

VITA has gone virtual!!

MCTC’s Virtual VITA/TCE program is currently providing free virtual tax preparation to individuals and families whose income is $66,000 or less.

Virtual VITA/TCE is a new service that provides for the receipt of tax preparation documents, client information, and on-line communication (text or email) between the client and the VITA/TCE site without physical face-to-face contact. Virtual VITA/TCE is accomplished through a secure virtual tax filing portal. The security protocols have been approved by the Internal Revenue Service. There are 103 VITA/TCE programs nationally representing 1,600 VITA/TCE sites using this service to meet the needs of our clients in this COVID environment.

The Virtual VITA/TCE program is titled GetYourRefund (GYR). The developer of GYR is Code for America. For more information about Code for America, visit their website at

How does it work?

  1. File taxes yourself. Visit to choose an option that’s right for you and use the DIY tool.
  2. File taxes with help. Selecting this option will get you to our IRS-certified preparers who will review and file your tax return. First, you’ll answer a series of questions to verify your identity and tell us about your tax situation. Next, you will submit all necessary documents. Our preparers will communicate with you throughout the entire process.

If you wish to use the Virtual VITA/TCE service and have a site preference for the tax preparation,

  • visit the LOCATIONS web pages,
  • locate the site you wish for your return to be prepared
  • click on the Virtual VITA/TCE link below the location’s picture to begin the process

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