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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

student helping client file tax returns

Tax Return Preparation

The Department of Accountancy operates a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that is available to anyone that makes $58,000 or less annually. Our IRS certified tax preparers are available to help you prepare your tax returns. Due to COVID, we are assisting taxpayers by appointment only. We offer virtual and in-person appointments as available.

Schedule An Appointment

We will have select availability at the Boise Public Library through the summer. Appointments will be limited to one day per month. Please visit our scheduling link, https://calendly.com/vita-boise-public-library/bpl for our current availability. Space will be limited.

If you need to file an extension, please watch this IRS video.

If you would like to volunteer with VITA, please visit the IRS VITA webpage.

Our Services

Free current, prior year or amended tax preparation within scope, including tax returns required for FAFSA. We do not prepare returns for those married, filing separately at any of our sites.

Where’s My Federal Refund?

Required Items

Please have these items available so that we can prepare your return:

  • VITA Intake Form – Please complete this form and bring it with you to your appointment. If you are unable to print, please email the complete form to vitataxhelp@boisestate.edu prior to your appointment.
  • Photo ID
  • Social Security card(s)
  • Income Forms (W-2s, 1099s)
  • Documentation for other income and/or expense
  • Bank account information (voided check) for direct deposit
  • Prior year tax return

Other Resources

Email Us

tax client with irs certified tax assistant students

Please email VITAtaxhelp@boisestate.edu if you have difficulty scheduling your appointment.

  • Please add VITAtaxhelp@boisestate.edu to your contact list.
  • We do not have any tax preparation services available at this time.  We may add some appointments in May, and the dates/time/locations are TBD.

VITA Partners

  • International Rescue Committee (IRC)
  • Boise Community Schools
  • Boise Public Library
  • University of Idaho Law School

Interested in becoming a VITA volunteer?

student tax helper and Kathy Hurly and a senior client

For more information about becoming a VITA volunteer please review the IRS VITA Volunteer information, or email VITAtaxhelp@boisestate.edu