Free Tax Prep Help For Lower-Income Corvallisites

OSU College of Business student-volunteers are offering free tax e-filing assistance to OSU students and non-student individuals or families with a household income of $56,000 or less.   

The program runs Saturdays between 1:00 and 5:00 pm. in Austin Hall 126 on campus, the last day is Saturday, March 7. No appointment is necessary, but interested parties should bring their tax-related documents, photo ID, and Social Security card for themselves and their spouse if filing jointly.   

“We are offering this service to give back to the community by helping to service the low income and Spanish speaking community while at the same time providing real-world tax experiential learning for students.” According to Shannon M. Dolan, Accounting Instructor at Oregon State University, College of Business.  

The program is the result of a partnership among OSU’s Accounting Program, the College of Business and the IRS. Student volunteers staff the program most are accounting students but some come from other programs, said Dolan.   

If you have questions you can contact Shannon Dolan at 541-517-2499.  

Other Sources for Tax Assistance: The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide also offers free tax preparation assistance at the downtown branch of the Corvallis-Benton Public Library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between March 3 and April 14 between 11 am. and 3:00 pm.  

They have a second location at the Elks Building in Corvallis on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday open between 9:30 am. and 4:00 pm.   

This program is intended for low-to-moderate-income taxpayers especially those 50 and older, according to the AARP website. Call 541-602-5829 to schedule an appointment. Both locations may accept drop-ins as well as scheduled appointments, according to the AARP website.  


The Corvallis Branch of the Public Library – 645 NW Monroe Ave  

The Elks – 1400 NW 9TH ST  

By Samantha Sied 

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