IRS Has Refunds of Over $3.6 Million for Montanans Who Have Not Filed Their 2014 Taxes

​The IRS has announced that about 3,500 Montanans have an average refund of $808 available to them if they file their 2014 taxes before April 17, 2018.  You will lose your right to a refund for your 2014 taxes if you don't file before April 18th. For more information on 2014 refunds, visit: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-refunds-worth-one-point-one-billion-dollars-waiting-to-be-claimed-by-those-who-have-not-filed-2014-federal-income-tax-returns. If …

MLSA meets with Montana Delegation in Washington D.C.

MLSA Executive Director Alison Paul, Development Director Michelle Potts, and Board Member Andy Patten recently traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with Montana's US and Congressional Delegation. Over the course of two days, MLSA's staff met with Senator Tester, Senator Daines, and Representative Gianforte, first at the weekly Montana Coffee (pictured below) and then in …

The Missoula MLSA Office Has Moved!

Where did we move? 1535 Liberty Lane, Suite 110D Missoula, MT 59808. The new office will be in the Solstice Building just off of Russell and Broadway.                         When? Our office was closed Monday, November 13  through Friday, November 17. We re-opened at our …

IRS now accepting ITIN renewals

As of yesterday, the IRS is accepting ITIN renewals for anyone who has an ITIN that will expire at the end of 2017. ITINs with middle digits of 70, 71, 72 or 80 and ITINs that have been not been used in the last three years will expire at the end of 2017.   We …

Attorney Amy Hall Testifies Before the Montana Legislature

“We abolished incarceration of people who failed to pay their debts centuries ago. Do we want to return to the days of debtor’s prison?” MLSA Housing Attorney Amy Halls visited the Montana Legislature on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 to testify against Senate Bills 239 and 255. If passed, the two bills would allow tenants who …

IRS Has Refunds of $3.5 Million for Montanans Who Have Not Filed Their 2013 Taxes

​The IRS announced today that about 3,600 Montanans have an average refund of $727 available to them if they file their 2013 tax refund before April 18, 2017.  You will lose your right to a refund for your 2013 taxes if you don't file before April 18th. For more information on 2013 refunds, visit: https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/irs-has-refunds-totaling-1-billion-for-people-who-have-not-filed-a-2013-federal-income-tax-return. …

New Report Released on Civil Legal Aid in Montana

On December 28, 2016, the Access to Justice Commission released a report detailing its findings on the state of civil legal aid in Montana.  The report, which is based on information gathered during seven public forums on access to justice held from October 2015 to October 2016, describes both the challenges and successes of increasing …

Need Help Finding Out How Much You Owe in Taxes?

Are you confused about how much you owe in taxes? This week the IRS launched a tool to allow taxpayers to review how much they owe on a secure website. The tool can be found here: https://www.irs.gov/payments/finding-out-how-much-you-owe   Do you dispute how much you owe in taxes or do you have financial difficulties that prevent …