Free tax help available starting Monday

Free sites will open starting Monday across Kansas to help residents file their state and federal tax returns.

The Kansas Department of Revenue said the sites are part of a joint effort with the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

Help is available to low- and moderate-income residents, generally earning $49,000 or less, who cannot prepare their own returns.

Taxpayers should bring the previous year's return, photo identification, birth dates and Social Security numbers for all household members, as well wage and earning information.

Local sites include:

In Wichita

Atwater Neighborhood City Hall, 2755 E. 19th; Consumer Credit Counseling Service, 105 S. Broadway Suite 900; Center of Hope, 400 N. Emporia; Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation, 5111 E. 21st.

Dear Neighbor Ministries, 1329 S. Bluffview; Venture House, 1005 E. Second; Inter-Faith Ministries, 829 N. Market; St. Anne Parish, 2801 S. Seneca; Wichita Family Services Institute, 1631 E. 17th.

Colvin Neighborhood City Hall, 2820 S. Roosevelt St.; Downtown Senior Center, 200 S. Walnut; La Familia Senior Center, 841 W. 21st.; Linwood Senior Center, 1901 S. Kansas; Oaklawn Senior Center, 2937 Oaklawn.

Orchard Park Senior Center, 4808 W. Ninth; Osage Recreation Center, 2121 W. 31st St. South; Stanley Neighborhood City Hall, 1749 S. Martinson.

Suburban Sedgwick County:

Derby Senior Center, 611 Mulberry Road; Haysville Senior Center, 160 E. Karla Ave.; Park City Senior Center, 6100 N. Hydraulic.

Butler County:

Andover Senior Center, 410 Lioba Drive; Augusta Senior Center, 640 Osage St.; El Dorado Senior Center, 210 E. Second Ave.; Mid-Kansas Community Action Program-Butler, 730 Cliff Drive, Augusta; Rose Hill Senior Center, 217 E Silknitter.

Harvey County:

Newton Area Senior Center, 122 E. Sixth St.; Newton Public Library, 720 N. Oak.