Idaho State Tax Commission

Idaho State Tax Commission

Free Income Tax Help

This page lists free income tax help and tax preparation sites offered throughout Idaho for taxpayers with simple tax returns.

  • The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is sponsored by the IRS. The sites offer help to taxpayers who generally earn $54,000 or less.
  • The Tax-Aide sites are run by certified volunteers from AARP. These sites are mainly for people age 60 or older, but they offer service to all taxpayers and focus on tax issues unique to seniors.

This page also lists sites that don't offer income tax return preparation and are designed for self-prepared taxes only. At these sites, volunteers help taxpayers file their own taxes using online software that prepares and e-files the returns. This option is for those who don't have a home computer, don't need much help, and who generally earn $64,000 or less.

Before visiting a site, see the list of documents you should bring, as well as services provided at the sites.

All sites are listed by county. Listings are periodically updated.

Free resources

Ada tax-aide
Boise Senior Citizens Center
690 Robbins Rd
Boise ID 83702
Tues., Thurs. 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Open 2/02 - 4/13
Arrive by 3 p.m.
Ada vita
BSU VITA (Boise Public Library)
715 S. Capital Blvd., 1st floor
Boise ID 83702
Wed. 12:30 - 4 p.m.
Open 2/01 - 4/12
Closed 3/22
Ada tax-aide
Eagle Public Library
100 Stierman Way
Eagle ID 83616
Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Only on 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/08
Arrive by 1 p.m.
Ada tax-aide
Garden City Library
6015 Glenwood St
Garden City ID 83714
Sat. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
on 2/18, 3/18, 3/26, 4/15
Also open 3/19 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Arrive no later than 2 p.m.
Ada tax-aide
King of Glory Lutheran Church
3430 N. Maple Grove Rd.
Boise ID 83704
Mon., Tues. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thurs. 5 - 8 p.m.
Open 2/02 - 4/13
Arrive no later than 1 hour before close.
Ada tax-aide
Meridian City Hall
33 E Broadway Ave Suite 202
Meridian ID 83642
Tues., Wed., Thurs. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Open 2/01 - 4/13
Arrive by 1 p.m.
Ada vita
Stevens-Henager College FSA
1444 S. Entertainment Ave.
Boise ID 83709
Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Open 2/11 - 4/08 Self-prepared taxes only
Bannock vita
Idaho State University
Rendezvous Computer Lab, Room 213
Pocatello ID 83209
Thurs. 5 - 9 p.m.
Open 1/26 - 3/16
closed 03/23
Bannock tax-aide
Marshall Public Library
113 S Garfield Ave
Pocatello ID 83204
Mon. 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tues., Thurs. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Open 2/02 - 4/14
Bannock tax-aide
Pocatello Senior Citizens Center
427 N 6th Ave
Pocatello ID 83201
Tues., Thurs. 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wed. 9 a.m. - noon
Open 2/02 - 4/13
Bannock vita
SEICAA Pocatello FSA
825 E Bridger St.
Pocatello ID 83201
Appointment only 232-1114 ext 139
Open 2/01 - 4/13 Self-prepared taxes only
Bingham tax-aide
Blackfoot Senior Center
20 E Pacific St
Blackfoot ID 83221
Mon. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Open 2/06 - 4/17
Bingham tax-aide
Lighthouse AG
288 W Pacific St
Blackfoot ID 83221
Tues., Wed., Thurs. 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Open 2/01 - 4/15
Bingham tax-aide
Sho-Ban Library (HRDC Bldg.)
Pima & Agency
Fort Hall ID 83203
Mon., Wed., Fri. 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Open 2/01 - 4/15
Blaine tax-aide
Blaine Co. Senior Connection
721 S 3rd Ave
Hailey ID 83333
Wed. 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Open 2/01 - 4/12
Boise tax-aide
Garden Valley Library
85 Old Couch Rd.
Garden Valley ID 83622
Mon. 1 - 4 p.m.
Open 2/6 - 4/06
Boise tax-aide
Idaho City Library
123 Montgomery St.
Idaho City ID 83641
Wed. 2 - 6 p.m.
Open 2/01 - 4/12
Boise tax-aide
Placerville - Idaho City Shut-in
115 Ranft Rd
Placerville ID 83666
Appointment only (208) 392-9934
Shut-ins
Between 2/01 and 4/15
Bonner tax-aide
Sandpoint Senior Center
820 W Main St
Sandpoint ID 83864
Appointment only (208) 263-6860
Mon., Wed. 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Open 2/01 - 4/17
Bonner tax-aide
West Bonner District Library
209 Main St
Priest River ID 83856
Wed. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Open 2/03 - 4/15
Bonneville tax-aide
Grand Teton Boy Scout Bldg.
574 4th St.
Idaho Falls ID 83401
Mon., Wed., Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tues., Thurs. 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Open 2/01 - 4/18
Boundary tax-aide
Bonners Ferry Senior Center
6635 Lincoln St
Bonners Ferry ID 83805
Thurs. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Open 2/02 - 4/13
Canyon tax-aide
Caldwell Senior Center
1009 Everett St
Caldwell ID 83605
Wed. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Open 2/08 - 4/05
Arrive by noon.
Canyon vita
College of Western Idaho FSA
5500 East Opportunity Dr.
Nampa ID 83687
Mon. 1 - 3 p.m.
Open 1/23 - 4/17
Closed 2/20 Self-prepared taxes only
Canyon tax-aide
Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho
315 Stampede Dr Room 100
Nampa ID 83687
Mon. 4 - 8 p.m., Tues. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Open 2/02 - 4/13
Arrive no later than 1 hour before close.
Canyon vita
Nampa First Church of the Nazarene
601 16th Ave. South
Nampa ID 83687
Tues., Thurs. 4 - 8 p.m.
Open 2/02 - 4/06
Park on 6th St. S, Walk to Ferdinand Hall, Enter through main doors
Canyon vita
Stevens-Henager College
16819 N. Market Place Blvd.
Nampa ID 83687
Fri. 9 a.m. - noon (beginning 2/10)
Sat. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Open 2/04 - 4/15
Elmore tax-aide
Mountain Home Senior Center
1000 N 3rd E
Mountain Home ID 83647
Sat. 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Open 2/04 - 4/08
Elmore tax-aide
Three Island Senior Center
492 E Cleveland Ave
Glenns Ferry ID 83623
Mon. 1 - 4 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Open 2/03 - 4/15
Closed 4/11
Gem tax-aide
Emmett Senior Center
719 S Johns Ave
Emmett ID 83617
Fri. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Open 2/03 - 4/07
Gooding tax-aide
Gooding Senior Citizen Org.
308 Senior Ave
Gooding ID 83330
Mon. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Open 2/06 - 4/10
Gooding tax-aide
Hagerman Valley Senior & Comm.
140 Lake St E
Hagerman ID 83332
Wed. 9 a.m. - noon
Open 2/01 - 4/13
Jerome tax-aide
Jerome Senior Center
520 N Lincoln Ave
Jerome ID 83338
Fri. 1 - 4 p.m.
Open 2/03 - 4/07
Kellogg tax-aide
Job Services
35 Wildcat Way
Kellogg ID 83837
Appointment only (208) 786-9010
Kootenai tax-aide
Athol Community Center
Hwy 54 and 3rd St.
Athol ID 83801
Appointment only (208) 683-2407
Mon. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Open 2/06 - 4/10
Kootenai tax-aide
Lake City Center
1916 N Lakewood Dr
Coeur d'Alene ID 83814
Appointment only (208) 667-4628
Mon., Wed., Fri. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Open 2/01 - 4/14
Kootenai tax-aide
Post Falls Senior Center
1215 E 3rd Ave
Post Falls ID 83854
Appointment only (208) 773-9582
Tues., Thurs. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. - noon
Open 2/02 - 4/15
Kootenai tax-aide
Rathdrum Senior Center
8037 Montana St
Rathdrum ID 83858
Appointment only (208) 687-2028
Tues., Thurs. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Open 2/02 - 4/13
Kootenai tax-aide
Silver Lake Mall
200 W Hanley Ave
Coeur d'Alene ID 83815
Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tues., Thurs. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Open 2/01 - 4/15
Latah tax-aide
1912 Center
412 E 3rd St
Moscow ID 83843
Wed., Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Open 2/01 - 4/13
Latah vita
University of Idaho FSA
711 Rayburn, Rm. 103, Menard Law Bldg.
Moscow ID 83844
Mon., Wed. 5 - 8 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Open 2/14 - 4/13.
Closed 2/20, 3/14, 3/16, 3/18. Self-prepared taxes only
Lemhi tax-aide
Salmon City Library
204 Main St
Salmon ID 83467
Mon. - Thurs. 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Open 2/01 - 4/13
Appointment at 756-2311
Lincoln tax-aide
Golden Years Senior Center
218 W North Rail St
Shoshone ID 83324
From 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Open 2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14
Nez Perce tax-aide
Salvation Army Meal Site
1220 21st St.
Lewiston ID 83501
Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. - noon
Open 2/01 - 4/13
Power tax-aide
Power Co. Community Center
180 Idaho St.
American Falls ID 83211
Wed. 1 - 4 p.m.
Open 2/01 - 4/12
Twin Falls tax-aide
La Posada, Inc.
355 4th Ave W
Twin Falls ID 83301
Mon. - Wed. 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thurs. 9:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Open 2/01 - 4/18
Appointment preferred (208) 734-8700
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
closed federal holidays & Good Friday
Twin Falls tax-aide
North College Office Park
1399 Filmore St.
Twin Falls ID 83301
Mon. - Fri. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat. 1 - 5 p.m.
Open 2/01 - 4/15
Twin Falls tax-aide
Senior Citizen Federation
530 Shoshone St W
Twin Falls ID 83301
Tues., Thurs.
9 - 11:30 a.m. & 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Open 2/02 - 4/13

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