Tax time

Free assistance for households who earned less than $57,000 in 2020

Taxes are often regarded as one of the less desirable certainties of life. Some folks are eying paperwork with trepidation – and with tax day only around a month away.

The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) of Bozeman is offering free tax preparation assistance to households/taxpayers who earned less than $57,000 in 2020 through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).

The organization has received an abundance of requests this year – many more than in years past.

“We are grateful to have very highly qualified and trained volunteer tax preparers to help us and you get your taxes in on time and to make sure you receive whatever refund you qualify for,” according to a press release. “If you would like assistance filing your 2020 returns, please contact us at or call or text 406-585-4848.”

In light of the increase in need, the HRDC is asking for patience and also encouraging people to consider filing their own taxes through the federal government’s official – and free – tax preparation website: myfreetaxes. com.

“It is user-friendly, and offers a step-by-step guide to walk you through preparing your own taxes. This may be a good alternative for you, especially if you have a relatively simple tax return,” per the press release.

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