Get tax help: App State free tax lab now open

The Department of Accounting operates a free tax help lab for Appalachian State University students, faculty and staff. The department is part of the university’s Walker College of Business.

Get Started

The income tax returns will be e-filed for free using TaxSlayer software, allowing them to electronically file state and/or federal returns  at

This link is available to all App State employees, students, and alumni, but may also be shared with friends and family.

Get Onsite Help

If you need help, drop into the FREE TAX HELP LAB in Peacock Hall, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00 -7:00 pm. 

Tuesdays, 5-7PM: Peacock Hall Room 2012

Wednesdays, 5-7PM: Peacock Hall Room 4015

The FREE TAX HELP LAB closes April 13. The lab will be closed during Spring break and whenever the University closes due to weather.

IRS-trained volunteers can answer your tax questions and help you prepare and e-file your own federal and state income tax returns.

Participants should bring their 2021 documents (W-2s, 1099s, 1098-T, etc.) and have a bank routing and account number for refund direct deposit. For those new to TaxSlayer, please also bring a copy of your last tax return.


For more information, contact Dr. Mary Ann Hofmann,

About Appalachian's Accounting Program

The Department of Accounting with Walker College has built a strong reputation for excellence in accounting education, and is highly regarded by accounting employers in North Carolina and throughout the Southeast. Accounting graduates are recruited by the largest international, national, and regional accounting firms as well as local accounting firms, industry and government agencies. The Department of Accounting offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree and the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Accounting. The faculty and staff in the department are deeply committed to the success of our students. Learn more online,

Get tax help: App State free tax lab now open
Published: Feb 8, 2022 10:31am