Tax Preparation

Alternate Tax Options

Out of an abundance of caution and in alignment with recommendations from Public Health, United Way of King County Free Tax Prep Sites are temporarily closed until further notice due to the risks associated with COVID-19.

Given the extension of the filing deadline, United Way of King County is still committed to providing tax help to those in need. If you need help filing your taxes, you can still file for free.

  1. Self-filing. File your taxes online free with United Way’s filing tool at
  2. Virtual tax preparation. Get free tax preparation services virtually from your own home. In a partnership with Code for America, our local United Way Free Tax Preparation experts now can remotely prepare your tax return and file it electronically with your consent. Simply answer a few questions and submit your documents to a secured portal via  This service is available for individuals and households who earned less than $66,000 in 2019. This virtual tax service is now available for ITIN holders.

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For updates on when sites will be open again, please visit

Didn’t file a return in 2018 or 2019?

If you have a filing requirement and have not filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019, you must file a 2019 tax return to receive the payment.

The IRS is experiencing delays processing some returns. If you already filed, you need take no action and should NOT file a duplicate return. If you have not yet filed your return but are required to do so, file your return electronically and choose direct deposit for any refund.  If you are not required to file a 2018 or 2019 tax return, visit Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here.

Get more information about Economic Impact Payments

Visit the IRS Economic Impact Payments Information Center to answer your questions about eligibility, payment amounts, what to expect, when to expect it and more.

Tax Payment Options

Learn more about different payment options, including online payment, installment plans and more.

Apply Online for a Payment Plan

The IRS Online Payment Agreement system lets you apply and receive approval for a payment plan to pay off your balance over time.

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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>