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The mission of the WestArk Retired & Senior Volunteer Program is to provide local seniors with opportunities to share their experience, abilities, and skills through volunteer community service in Benton, Boone, Carroll, Crawford, Madison, Marion, Sebastian, and Washington counties.



FORT SMITH  (479) 783-4155     ROGERS (479) 636-0578


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Call us now:  479-636-0578

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Call us now: 479-636-0578

Free Tax preparaton -

One of services RSVP provides to the community is free tax preparation.  Partnering with the Internal Revenue Service, WestArk RSVP operates TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) programs in Fort Smith and Rogers.  Volunteers serve by preparing and electronically filing federal and state (Arkansas and Oklahoma) tax returns for the elderly, disabled, unemployed, active duty military and families with incomes under $56,000.

WestArk RSVP has a core group of volunteers who have been involved with tax preparation for many years.  Each year additional tax volunteers are recruited enabling WestArk RSVP to assist more taxpayers.  All volunteers receive annual training, are tested, and certified by the IRS.  Volunteer tax preparers include retired accountants, teachers, engineers, business people and retired members of the military.

If you wish to prepare your own income tax return and your income is less than $66,000 you can use to complete your federal and state income tax returns for free. If you run into a problem while using call 1-855-698-9435 for assistance.

When visiting our tax sites, please bring:

  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse, and any dependents OR an I-TIN letter.
  • Proof of identification for yourself and your spouse if filing jointly (driver’s license or military ID).
  • W-2 and/or 1099’s from each employer.
  • For direct deposit of refund bring a check or account # and routing #.
  • SSA-1099 form if received Social Security benefits.
  • Unemployment compensation W-2G form (if any).
  • All 1099 forms and information for other income (if any).
  • A copy of last year’s tax return (if available).
  • If itemizing—information (receipts, logs, cancelled checks) for all deductions/credits.
  • Dependent care /Day care provider information; either Social Security # or EIN # (if any).
  • Forms 1095-A, B or C (Affordable Health Care Statement) (if any).
  • College students will need Form 1098T and copy of student account.

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