It’s tax season, and Boise State accounting students are here to help

Accounting students in the College of Business and Economics are providing assistance to the community during what is a commonly stressful period of the year: tax season. The Department of Accountancy is offering a free tax preparation service – referred to as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program – for anyone who makes $66,000 or less annually.

The trained students will help clients prepare federal and state tax returns starting Feb. 5 at the Boise Public Library. They will be available from 12:30-4:30 p.m. (new returns must be started before 3:30 p.m.). Walk-in clients are assisted on a first-come, first-served basis; no appointment is necessary.

Spring 2020 dates:

  • February 5, 12, 19, 26
  • March 4, 11, 18
  • April 1, 8, 15

What to bring:

  • Prior year tax return
  • Original social security card(s)
  • Income forms (W-2s, 1099s)
  • Other income or expense documentation
  • Proof of identification
  • Voided check (for direct deposit)
  • Photo ID (if a return is prepared)

Please contact Kathy Hurley at for more information about this program. Please note: Hurley cannot answer specific personal tax and W-4 allowance questions on the phone or via email.