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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 $60,000 or less annually. Our IRS certified tax preparers are available to help you prepare your tax returns. We are assisting taxpayers both drop in and by appointment. We offer virtual and in-person appointments as volunteers are available.

Schedule An Appointment

We will have select availability at the Meridian UnBound Library location (722 E 2nd St, Meridian ID 83642). Please visit our scheduling links, for our current availability. Space will be limited.

Meridian IRS VITA Tax Prep Intake and Document scan only – Scan/Intake Appointments

Meridian IRS VITA Tax Preparations – Tax Preparation

Boise Public Library – Tax Preparation

Boise Public Library – For free tax preparation software and assistance preparing your own tax return (within scope)

Boise State University, Micron Business and Economics Building (2360 W University Drive, Boise, ID 83706) will have a FSA (Facilitated Self Assistance) site in MBEB 2302. Please email vitataxhelp@boisestate.edu to schedule an appointment.

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.

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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.
  • 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.

VITA Partners

  • Internal Revenue Service
  • 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.