If you are age 60 or over, SeniorAge offers several programs to help you file taxes and get money back into your pocket.

Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)



SeniorAge offers a FREE Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program which provides tax filing help to individuals who are age 60 or older. Tax return preparation assistance is provided to elderly taxpayers by trained volunteers during the normal period for filing Federal income tax returns, which is from January 1 to April 15 each year. However, the program activities required to make sure elderly taxpayers receive efficient and quality tax assistance can be conducted year-round.

The TCE program is offered thru a Cooperative grant agreement between IRS and eligible organizations to provide tax assistance to elderly taxpayers. The funds provided by the IRS are used by organizations to reimburse volunteers for their out-of-pocket expenses; including transportation, meals and other expenses incurred by them in providing tax counseling assistance at locations convenient to the taxpayers.

My Free Taxes

If you made less than $66,000 last year, file your Federal and State taxes for FREE at www.myfreetaxes.com.


Civil Rights Notification

View the Civil Rights Notification here: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4053esp.pdf

Property Tax Rebates

Do you qualify for Missouri Property Tax Credit (MO-PTC) or Renters Rebate?

Faster pay off your mortgage

Free help is available to complete these forms.



Include ALL income:

  • Social Security or SSI
  • Bank interest
  • Pensions
  • Wages

You or your spouse must be at least 65 or 100% disabled (if under 65) and a resident of Missouri the entire calendar year.



• SINGLE – Gross income less than $27,500
• MARRIED – Gross income less than $29,500


• Single $30,000 or less
• Married filing combined:  $34,000 or less

Volunteer Opportunities

Do You Have a Passion for Helping Seniors?  Become a volunteer Tax Counselor for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program thru SeniorAge.  TCE volunteers help seniors and/or low-income families electronically file their Federal income tax forms as well as Missouri Property Tax Credit rebates.

You don’t have to be a math genius to help.

We provide the training and the software to help you help them!   Training for those who are “New to Taxes” is held in December of each year. In January, training is held in Springfield for all tax volunteers – those new to taxes and returning volunteers.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our great volunteer team, contact Susan Hughes at su**********@se*********.org or call 417-868-9524, or talk to your Senior Center Administrator about opportunities at your local Senior Center.