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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 $57,000 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 each week. We do not have any available appointments, and have a waitlist of more than 100 taxpayers.  We regretfully recommend that you seek tax preparation services elsewhere.

Schedule An Appointment

Click here to schedule an appointment through GivePulse and log in. (GivePulse Boise State VITA directions.) We do not have any available appointments, and have a waitlist of more than 100 taxpayers.  We regretfully recommend that you seek tax preparation services elsewhere.

Our Services

Free current, prior year or amended tax preparation within scope, including tax returns required for FAFSA.

Required Items

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

  • 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

  • AARP is operating Tax-Aid sites with tax document scanning and remote tax return preparation. Please call (208) 509-7106 (Nampa Site) or (208) 918-1184 (Boise site) to make an appointment or for more information.
  • More information about VITA.
  • Visit the IRS free file website for self help.
  • You can also find out about free filing software on the IRS website.

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.
  • If don’t see a message from VITAtaxhelp@boisestate.edu within 48 hours of emailing us, please check you spam folder.

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