Central mONTANA

Status for 2023

In order to protect our volunteers and our clients, we will still be following COVID protocols.

That means:

  • an appointment is required.

  • All of your documentation must be filled out and ready for us prior to your scheduled appointment time.

  • How your taxes will be prepared is unique to the site. In Person, Two Visit Scan or Drop Off

Select the city where you want to have your taxes prepared from the menu and follow the directions for appointments and procedures

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation program in the United States. In Montana tax preparation help to anyone for both federal and Montana state taxes. Our services are free of charge, focusing on taxpayers who are 50 or older and are low to middle income or to those who cannot afford paid tax preparation. There is no sales pitch and AARP membership is not required.


Every year we turn away a few people because we can't do their taxes. These taxpayers usually have:

  • rental income, or

  • a business with depreciable property, or

  • a business showing a loss for the year, or

  • a business with employees.


Even though you may not itemize deductions for your federal return, it is still better for many people to itemize on their Montana Taxes. Be sure you bring in your medical expenses, taxes paid, charitable contributions and any other deductible items you may have.


If you have investments in a Brokerage account, please make sure you have your 1099's from that account. Many brokerage firms expect you to go on-line to download your 1099's. We need all pages of your Brokerage statements.