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Virtual VITA

Still, need help filing taxes?

VITA is going virtual!

Why is this happening?

To reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, MCTC VITA sites have closed. To
maintain some level of service, we are offering virtual tax assistance to those who
still need to file.

How will this work?

    1. Complete the online intake survey. The survey will ask you to:
      • Fill out basic personal information;
      • Upload pictures of your ID and social security cards of those to be claimed on the tax return
      • Upload copies of documents necessary to prepare your tax return
    2. A VITA preparer will contact you and complete your return with you over the phone or via video link. A second VITA preparer will check their work before filing.

Who is eligible for Virtual VITA?

VITA can only assist clients with the following:

    • an email address
    • either a smartphone or access to a computer with reliable Internet access

What level of security is there?

Ensuring the privacy and security of your data is a top priority. The security features are in compliance with IRS-security standards that include –

    • 256-bit SSL
    • Encrypted Forms
    • HIPAA Compliance

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