The Spring 2024 VITA sessions will start February 21, 2024.

Students will offer free help preparing state and federal tax returns for individuals who made less than $60,000 last year. Free electronic filing will be available for most 1040 forms.

Click here for the Spring 2024 schedule.

We are unable to prepare international returns this year.

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About the Program

Tax deadline reminder for April 15

  • 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 35 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].

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