Tax Preparation

United Way’s FREE Tax Help Campaign had a record breaking year!  During the 2017 tax season United Way assisted 22,700 families and individuals with tax preparation services, returning $30.5 million in refunds, including over $9.7 million in EITC. They ran 27 tax prep sites across King County.

  • 386 referrals were made to WithinReach for healthcare and Basic Food signups
  • 29% of all clients served received EITC
  • 3,429 households were connected to public benefits or asset building services.
  • 6 one-day events for were held to reach underserved populations
  • 727 individuals were referred for financial and debt reduction counseling & 87 credit reports were reviewed

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Need Help? Ask a Librarian 24/7

Free Tax Help is available at the Seattle Public Library. For locations and times refer to the Calendar of Events and search Free Tax Help.  Calendar of Events> .

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AARP Tax Aide

AARP offers tax preparation and assistance for low and moderate-income individuals aged 60 and older. To locate the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, call 888-227-7669 or  Learn more>

The University of Washington Federal Tax Clinic

The Tax Clinic represents taxpayers who have ongoing disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. Under current income guidelines, taxpayers who earn from $27,075 per year (for single taxpayers) to $64,475 per year (for a family of five) can receive representation from the clinic.  No fee is charged for their services. Call 866-866-0158.  Learn more>

What Immigrant Workers Need to Know About Tax Obligations

The webinar presented by the National Immigration Law Center, Restaurant Opportunities Center United, and Rutgers University School of Law Federal Tax Law Clinic reviewed tax compliance requirements for low-income immigrant workers, the use of ITINs (Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) in tax law, and common tax questions and scenarios for immigrant workers in the restaurant industry and beyond.

The YouTube recording of the webinar and is available from