Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
The Spring 2022 VITA sessions will start February 23.
- The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at Montana State University has offered free tax assistance to students and members of the Bozeman community for over 30 years.
- Senior and graduate accounting students, who have taken one or more tax classes, go through a special training program and pass an exam prior to preparing tax returns for low-income individuals. The accounting students gain real world experience while providing a valuable service to the community.
- Although some of the tax returns prepared by the students are quite basic, others involve education credits, small businesses, rental property, IRA conversions, multiple states, and a host of other issues.
- An accounting faculty member coordinates the MSU VITA program. The program is sponsored by the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship.
Questions? Please email [email protected]
VITA "In the News"
- Accounting Students Complete Hundreds of Tax Returns (2015)
- Student Shares Experiences from 2013 Alaska VITA Trip
- Six Accounting Students Travel to Alaska as Volunteer Tax Preparers in 2012
See below for a past student video from the VITA trip in Alaska: