Tax Preparation

United Way’s Free Tax Preparation Campaign is designed for people who make less than $66,000 per year. (Please note that their service cannot prepare complex forms, such as out-of-state returns. Click the FAQ section below for details.)  Learn more>

For many clients, tax credits and refunds are critical to keeping food on the table and a roof overhead.   Tax help is available in your neighborhood and in your language from IRS-certified volunteers.

The tax sites will help you get all the credits you qualify for and file your return electronically, so you’ll get your refund fast. The best news: No appointment needed and no fees to pay.

2 Easy Ways to File Taxes

  1. Visit one of United Way’s 32 locations to get help filing taxes today.
  2. File online at at home on your own — free for anyone making less than $66,000.

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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 income-eligible taxpayers who have ongoing disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.  Call 866-866-0158.  Learn more>