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Our Mission

Our mission, in partnership with the IRS, is to build financial stability within the greater St. Louis community by:

  • Saving low- and moderate-income families from the high cost of tax preparation.

  •  Making sure that working families get the tax credits they deserve, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).

  • Making sure that eligible seniors and disabled individuals get the Missouri Property Tax Credit (also known as the Circuit Breaker).

  • Helping taxpayers avoid instant refund loans pushed by some paid preparers.

Our History

The St. Louis Tax Assistance Program (“TAP”) was founded in 1998 with a simple idea: enlisting community volunteers to help low- and moderate-income families take advantage of available credits and refunds by offering no-cost, tax preparation services.

TAP began modestly with a single location and 40 volunteers, assisting just 184 families that first year. In the years since, TAP has built its volunteer corps to over 200, expanded to eight (8) sites, and now assists over 2,500 families annually.

Join the Mission

Throughout our journey, we have relied on the enthusiasm and unwavering support of our volunteers, community partners, and sponsors. Remaining committed to our mission of serving low- and moderate-income families, we continually strive for greater reach and impact within the St. Louis community. To sustain our momentum and success, we warmly welcome and greatly value additional volunteers. Each volunteer plays a crucial role in making a significant difference in the lives of those we serve.

 Visit our Volunteers Page to learn how you can help – no prior tax experience required!  Both administrative (non-tax-oriented) and tax preparation (training provided) volunteer opportunities are available.

Free St. Louis Tax Assistance Services



President // Bill Wilmering
Vice President // John Gilbert
Treasurer // Tom Brockland
Secretary // Gina Heagney
Board Member // Sarina Strack

Board Member // John Heuvelman

Board Member // Debbie Irwin


Kathleen Gund
12101 Woodcrest Executive Drive

Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63141

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