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Spring is a season of many things, including growth, renewal, learning, the outdoors, and taxes!

Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sites are open, most through April 14th. Those with income in 2017 below $60,000 may qualify for free preparation assistance. Click the link below for a list of the site assisting, the eligibility criteria, documentation needed and information on how to get help.
Remaining tax preparation assistance sites and information

People making under $66,000 in 2017 can also file their own taxes for free online at, which is sponsered by United Way and H&R Bloch. It is quick, easy. and walks you through the process step by step online with a guided questions.

United Way 2-1-1 Partners with Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is a national text hotline that serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, confidential 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. Now you can text “UNITE” to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, and text with a Crisis Counselor that will listen, respond, problem solve, and help you work through that crisis moment. If you need resources, the Crisis Counselor may refer you back to 2-1-1 for local resources.


Questions or need assistance find additional resources? Contact a call specialist by email or dial 2-1-1.



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Kansas City, MO Public Library Money Smart Month & Programs for People with Convictions or Returning from Incarceration

Financial Challenges for Returning Citizens
    Understanding the financial needs of those returning from     incarceration, with Mr. Jacob Bosch of Metro Lutheran Ministry.
    Tues, Apr 3 | 12:30pm | Bluford Library, 3050 Prospect
    Fri, Apr 20 | 11:30am | Central Library, 14 W 10th St

Appealing a Conviction
    Mr. Fred Martin, a self-educated expert, gives tips to help if you     have been wrongly convicted, overly charged or given too much     time for your offense and want to know what to do.
    Wed, Apr 18 | 11:30am | Central Library, 14 W 10th St

Attend one of these programs, or any KCMO Library-sponsored Money Smart Month program in the month of April 2018 and get a voucher for up to $100 off current library fines/fees! For more information visit