Drury's Income Tax Assistance Service

Drury University’s Breech School of Business students are certified by the IRS provide some FREE tax services to the community.  We can help most members of the community with income of $54,000 or less.


Most sites are walk-in only, with some exceptions.  Appointments are only made in special circumstances.  Please do not call Drury to request an appointment.


2018 Schedule

Mondays  4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Last client is called at 7:00

Monday, February 05, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018*

Friday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Last client called at 8:00

Friday, February 09, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018*

Saturdays 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Last client is called at 3:00

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018*

*On the dates marked with one asterisk preference will be given to those taxpayers who waited at other sites but who could not be served and who were given appointments to come back. We will take walk-in tax returns on these dates as time permits. 


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What to Bring

  • Proof of identity. We cannot prepare your return without a photo ID for the main taxpayer(s) and social security cards for all taxpayers and dependents
  • Statements: W-2s, 1099s, 1095-A marketplace insurance statements, 1098-T tuition statements student loan interest statements, Social Security statements, and other documents which indicate that you need them for tax purposes.
  • Last year’s tax return
  • Information which shows the amount of any state income tax refund received last year.

What Items Can Drury Not Assist With?


 TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • All returns will be filed electronically, unless a manual return is required by the IRS.
  • All taxpayers must be available to sign the appropriate forms in the case of joint returns.
  • Clients must arrive at least one hour before the scheduled closing time.
  • The site may be closed in the event of bad weather.
  • The VITA site prepares tax returns for taxpayers who earn under $54,000 annually. If you exceed this income limit but are over age 60 please contact the IRS for TCE sites which assist seniors of all income levels.
  • Any appointments given to the general public for the Drury site are scheduled through 417-720-2000.  This number is  NOT a Drury telephone line.  It is administered by a separate entity, not by Drury.  There is no one at Drury who can make appointments for you.
  • Drury University reserves the right to refuse service to any person.  Persons without the necessary documents or who display uncooperative, threatening, or belligerent behavior will not be served.”

  TAX RETURNS WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DO

We are not allowed to do tax returns for taxpayers with the following issues:

  • Bankruptcy or insolvency during the tax year
  • Rental property
  • Self-owned business with inventory
  • Self-owned business with a loss
  • Self-owned business with depreciable property
  • Forgiveness of credit card debt with an amount listed in Box 3 of the Form 1099-C (proof of forgiveness of debt)
  • Tax returns for non-US citizens.

 Are you 60 or older?

Tax Counseling For the Elderly (TCE) sites will schedule an appointment for you.

*These sites are not run by Drury and Drury cannot schedule an appointment for you.  Please call the number listed for the specific site you with to visit.

2018 Tax Locations


 Want to do your own taxes for free?

Please visit www.myfreetaxes.com.

This site will allow you to prepare your federal and state tax returns for free.


Do you need ONLY the Rent Rebate Credit, Circuit-Breaker-Credit, or Missouri Property Tax Credit?

*These sites are not run by Drury and Drury cannot schedule an appointment for you.  Please call the number listed for the specific site you with to visit.

Walk-In Sites Only – No Appointments Accepted

Location #1
Northview Senior Center
301 E Talmage St
Springfield, MO 65803

Saturday, January 20       9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, January 27      9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wait times are usually very short at these sites and there is usually plenty of space for all people who attend.  Arrive after 11 AM for shorter waiting times.

Be sure to bring documents from Social Security for 2017 benefits received, including SSI. Must have 2017 real estate tax receipt or landlord verification of rent paid.

Location #2
Southside Senior Center
2215 S Fremont Ave
Springfield, MO 65804

Saturday, January 20       9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, January 27      9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wait times are usually very short at these sites and there is usually plenty of space for all people who attend.  Arrive after 11 AM for shorter waiting times.

Be sure to bring documents from Social Security for 2017 benefits received, including SSI. Must have 2017 real estate tax receipt or landlord verification of rent paid.


Want to schedule an appointment with another site?

Other locations around the Springfield area offer appointments for their free tax assistance.   Please call (417) 720-2000 to make an appointment.   The phone line opens January 22, 2018 at 9:00 am.

  • This phone line is not staffed by Drury and Drury cannot schedule an appointment for you or connect you.
  • Please note that it may be difficult to get through on this line. If you leave a voice message it may take several days for someone to return your call.  If voicemail is full, please keep trying.