Johnson County

The VITA site at Sunset Drive Office Building is now closed for the season.

These locations are still operating this year to have a return completed:

• Contact Issac at El Centro 913-677-0100
• Go to the Full Employment Council, 1740 Paseo, Kansas City, MO, Monday and Tuesday 9 am to 5 pm
Check this website for additional VITA sites around the metro
Check this website for AARP sites around the metro
• Call United Way 211 ([816] 474-5112 if calling from the Kansas side
• Go to to complete a return themselves

If you have additional tax questions, please contact Valeria Edwards, Family and Consumer Sciences agent, 913-715-7000

Free Tax Preparation: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
(VITA) Site

Start Date: Feb. 1 - April 12, 2014
  • Thursdays: Noon - 4:45 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • First Come/First Served

Location: Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe, KS 66061 Map to our office

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is again hosting the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site at our Sunset Drive Office Building.

What is VITA?

The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. All VITA site staff are trained and certified to complete federal income tax returns, as well as returns from any state. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations.

Who Qualifies? New this year: income eligibility increase

Anyone whose household income is $52,000 or below can have their state and federal income tax returns completed and e-filed FREE of charge.

All VITA site staff are trained and certified to complete federal income tax returns, as well as returns from any state. Taxpayers are assisted on a first come-first served basis, no appointment is needed.

Special Services Available

  • Servicio Disponible en Espanol
  • Interpreting for the deaf may be available.
    • Arrangements must be made several days in advance.
What to Bring with You to Our VITA Site
  1. Photo identification
  2. Social security cards for each member of the household and
  3. Your income information (such as your W-2’s and 1099’s)
  4. Last year’s tax return
  5. Your bank routing number and account number (to take advantage of direct deposit for any refunds).
    1. Bring your checkbook!

DIY Do it Yourself

Want to prepare your federal and state returns for free? If your total income (including your spouse’s income, if applicable) is less than $58,000, you qualify. Go to to get started!

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension partners with Next Step KC (formerly known as KC Cash) and El Centro to host this VITA site at the Sunset Drive Office Building.

For additional information, contact the Johnson County Extension office at 913-715-7000.


Contact Us

Valeria Edwards

Family and Consumer Sciences Agent


Kansas City Metro Area VITA Sites

  • Next Step KC (formerly known as KC Cash)

    • Para ver la lista en español, marca aquí.

Other Resources for Tax Preparation Assistance

Want to Volunteer?
Many volunteers are needed to help with the assisted tax preparation. Learn more about volunteer opportunities — the jobs available and the tax locations where we will serve.

K-State Research and Extension is committed to making its services, activities, and programs accessible to all participants. If you have special requirements due to a physical, vision, or hearing disability, please contact Johnson County Extension at 913.715.7000. K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.