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VCSU Offers Free Tax Preparation

Jan 30, 2024

Tax preparation dates begin Monday, Feb. 5

Student speaking with community member

Valley City, ND – Valley City State University (VCSU) students will offer free tax return preparation clinics for low-to-moderate income taxpayers from Monday, Feb. 5 to Monday, April 15. This is a basic tax service for qualified taxpayers with income less than $64,000 per year. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is offered by VCSU’s Department of Business.

The clinics begin on Monday, Feb. 5, and will be located on VCSU’s campus in McFarland 122. Walk-ins and appointments are accepted. Appointments can be made online at

The clinics include face-to-face meetings between students and the tax filer to complete their return. The returns are then reviewed by a faculty member. Filers should bring a government-issued photo identification such as a driver’s license to the appointment. A married couple filing jointly will need photo identification for both the husband and the wife.

“These clinics offer a service for our community and provide students and faculty the chance to work together as a team,” said Brenda Tyre, chair of the VCSU Department of Business. “We are happy to coordinate these clinics to give students the opportunity to develop strong leadership, tax law knowledge, and communication skills. Every student volunteer working in the clinic has passed a tax preparation and code of standards exam to ensure returns are prepared accurately, maintain privacy, and ensure all personal information is secure.”

Dates available on Monday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. include:

  • Monday, Feb. 5        – Monday, March 11          – Monday, April 8
  • Monday, Feb. 12       – Monday, March 18          – Monday, April 15
  • Monday, Feb. 26      – Monday, March 25

Dates available on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. include:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 6         – Tuesday, March 12           – Tuesday, April 2
  • Tuesday, Feb. 13        – Tuesday, March 19          – Tuesday, April 9
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20       – Tuesday, March 26
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27

There will be no clinic hours on the following holidays:

  • Monday, Feb. 19
  • Monday, March 4
  • Tuesday, March 5
  • Monday, April 1

To schedule an appointment, visit or contact the Department of Business at (701) 845-7580. To arrange an interview about VCSU, please contact Tammy Jo Anderson Taft by emailing, or calling (701) 845-7227.


Tax Preparation Assistance Registration

These are dates available on Mondays from 4:00 -7:00 p.m.
These are dates available on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
VCSU's Business Department will contact you to schedule your appointment. Walk-ins are welcome if preferred. The Business Department is located on 1st Floor Vangstad on the VCSU Campus.