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Free Tax Preparation and Filing!

January 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am - April 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm


Begins operating January 25th and will run through April 14th.

3 Locations;

1. Community Cafe: Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12-3pm, walk-in only
2. HRDC Office: Monday and Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm, by appointment only, call HRDC at 587-4486 to make an appointment
3. HRDC Office in Livingston: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11-3.  Call 333-2537 to make an appointment
OR use www.myfreetaxes.com to do your taxes for free yourself.

Free Tax Preparation and Filing!

IRS trained tax preparers offer FREE tax preparation assistance through the VITA program (Volunteer Tax Assistance Program).

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation to people who earn $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

For information on your 2015 refund: call 800.829.1040 or visit: www.irs.gov/refunds
– You will need your Social Security Number, Filing Status, and Refund Amount when visiting this site.

Tax preparation for 2015 will be available in January 2016. 

Are you interested in volunteering for VITA?  HRDC will offer an IRS certified training in December, 2015 to train volunteers to prepare taxes in 2016.  If preparing taxes is not among your interests, opportunities are available to greet clients and guide them trough the intake process.  Our volunteers tell us that VITA is a rewarding experience and they feel good about giving back to our community.  For more information, call 406.587.4486 or email vita@thehrdc.org

What to bring in 2016:

  • Photo identification– MUST HAVE
  • Social Security cards and birth dates for each member of the family
  • W-2 forms for all jobs worked in 2014
  • All 1099s for other income, if applicable
  • Other tax-related documents
  • Childcare provider name, address, and tax ID number
  • Voided check for automatic deposit
  • Copy of last year’s tax return– if you have it

If married filing jointly, both spouses need to be present to sign the tax return.



January 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am
April 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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Brooke Poole

Public Sector

Since 2015, Brooke has been working with Allergan Aesthetics, Body Contouring. In 2018, Brooke began her role as Senior Manager of Training. Brooke graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Commercial Photography from Appalachian State University in 2011.

Brooke began her role on our Board in 2019. However, she feels it’s more fitting to say that she gets to serve on our Board. For Brooke, an evening at our Fork & Spoon was her first glance into our organization’s powerful work. As Brooke states, joining the Board has only expanded her appreciation for the caliber of people leading our mission and the impact of our vast ecosystem of services. While metrics alone are impressive, Brooke likes to visualize each number as an individual example of support – an extension of a helping hand, a moment of relief – given to one of our neighbors. She is grateful for the opportunity to participate in shaping HRDC’s future.

Although Brooke spends most of her volunteer time with HRDC, she was fortunate enough to build with Habitat for Humanity over the course of the summer in 2020. Her favorite place to spend time is anywhere under the Big Sky, although Hyalite may be her favorite place on Earth.

Ron Brey

Public Sector

Ron served as Bozeman’s Assistant City Manager from 1990 to 2008. After retiring, Ron joined our Board in 2011. Ron received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Montana in 1977, and his Masters in Science in Rural, Town, and Regional Planning from the University of Montana in 1987.

During his time with the City of Bozeman, Ron saw the important role that HRDC has played in our community. Ron has seen that HRDC provides necessary social services to assure that all Bozeman residents could obtain housing, food, training, employment and the other necessities of life. He also came to understand that HRDC was always able to respond immediately as new community needs arose. Ron believes that the dedication, hard work, and compassion of HRDC’s staff make it a real honor to serve on the Board.

Ron also serves on the Trails, Open Space and Parks Committee for the City of Bozeman, and as a volunteer with the Red Cross. One of Ron’s favorite activities is walking his beloved dog every day, enjoying many of Bozeman’s trails and parks, like Burke Park, Bozeman Creek, and the Hyalite and Mount Ellis areas. Ron and his wife Claire enjoy spending their days with family, friends, and time outdoors.