Friday, February 21, 2014

April is Money Smart Month in Kansas City. Join The Prosperity Center, Rockhurst University and Catholic Charities for Free Film Screenings. We will discuss financial education and personal finance literacy topics including:
  • Banking
  • Budgeting
  • Money management
  • Saving and investing
  • Financial planning
  • Credit
  • Debt management
  • Financial decision making
  • Financial fraud and scams
  • and more!

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) starring Will Smith
Friday, April 11 from 7:00pm-10:00pm 
Lucky (2010) an HBO documentary
Friday, April 25 from 7:00pm-10:00pm

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Free IRS-Certified Tax Preparation

The Prosperity Center is an IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site offering FREE tax preparation for individuals and families with gross annual household income of $52,000 or less.

Our site is located in the Rockhurst Community Center at 54th Street and Troost Ave from 8:00am to 12:00pm on Saturdays during this tax season.

Registration is required for volunteer assistance, but you can self-file your federal returns and state returns for free at

Register on our website or call to schedule an appointment.

What to bring:
  • Social Security card for each family member or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter
  • Valid photo ID
  • W-2 forms from all jobs worked in 2013
  • All 1099 forms for other income, if any
  • Total paid for child care, provider name, address and tax ID
  • Any other tax-related documents for 2013
  • Proof of bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of refund 
  • A copy of your 2012 tax return (if available)
  • All adults on return must be present to sign
Prosperity Center Tax Volunteers can help your refund grow by depositing it into your savings account, retirement account or US Savings Bonds. Let us help you file your taxes and plan for your future financial goals!