volunteer : free tax prep

Need Help With Your Taxes?

We have 19 sites throughout King County to help you. All sites have limited capacity, so come early for the best chance to get help. Help is available in multiple languages. Sites are open Jan. 14 to April 15.

1. Is It For You?

We can help prepare most individual federal tax returns for households making less than $52,000. Prefer to do your taxes online? If your income is less than $57,000, you can file for free online. We do not ever charge for any of our services.

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You can also get free help with:

  • Understanding and signing up for health care.
  • Applying for public benefits like SNAP (food stamps) and utility assistance programs.
  • Completing FAFSA (federal grants and loans to pay for college).
  • Viewing and understanding your credit report.
  • Purchasing a savings bond.
  • Setting up a bank account.
  • Applying for an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN).

Read our FAQ in English, Spanish, Chinese or Russian.

Sorry, we cannot help with business taxes, some self-employment returns, rental income, or sale of property or stocks.

2. What To Bring

Please bring the following items:

  • Required: Your Social Security card or ITIN for you and anyone else on your tax return. No exceptions can be made.
  • Required: Your photo ID (and your spouse’s photo ID if filing jointly).
  • Required: All tax documents and paperwork needed to complete your tax return (expand this section to see which documents may apply to you).
  • Optional: Bank account number and routing number if you’d like to set up direct deposit for your tax return.
  • Optional: A copy of last year’s tax return to speed up your filing process.
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Additional paperwork may include:

  • W-2 forms or other tax documents you receive from your employers. We do not accept pay stubs.
  • Any 1099 forms for income, dividends, retirement, social security or unemployment.
  • Records of payments for educational expenses such as college tuition and textbooks.
  • Records of student loan payments.
  • Name, address and tax identification number of child care provider if you pay for child care.
  • Mortgage interest and property tax statements if you own a home.

If filing with your spouse, you both must be present to sign your tax return or to file electronically. Read more in our FAQ in English, Spanish, Chinese or Russian.

3. Find a Location Near You

  • Use our table to find the closest location.
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  • Call 2-1-1 or 800-621-4636
  • Text TAX and your five-digit ZIP code to 313131 (for example, "TAX 98104") .
City Location
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Hours Languages In Addition to English

Auburn

Green River Community College Auburn Center

Tuesdays
5–9 p.m.

Mandarin, Spanish

Auburn

Green River Community College Auburn Center

Thursdays
5–9 p.m.

Spanish

Auburn

Green River Community College Auburn Center

Saturdays
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Mandarin, Vietnamese, Spanish, ASL, Korean

Bellevue

Hopelink

Mondays
5–9 p.m.

Russian

Bellevue

Hopelink

Tuesdays
1–9 p.m.

Russian, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish

Bellevue

Hopelink

Wednesdays
1–9 p.m.

Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Russian

Bellevue

Hopelink

Saturdays
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese

Bellevue

Bellevue Goodwill

Tuesdays
5–9 p.m.

Spanish

Bellevue

Bellevue Goodwill

Thursdays
5–9 p.m.

Russian, Spanish

Bellevue

Bellevue Goodwill

Saturdays
12–4 p.m.

Russian, Spanish, Mandarin

Burien

Burien Goodwill

Tuesdays
5–9 p.m.

Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Amharic

Burien

Burien Goodwill

Thursdays
5–9 p.m.

Vietnamese, Amharic

Burien

Burien Goodwill

Saturdays
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Spanish, Amharic

Federal Way

Multi-Service Center

Tuesdays
5–8 p.m.

Mandarin, Spanish

Federal Way

Multi-Service Center

Wednesdays
5–8 p.m.

Cantonese, Tagalog

Federal Way

Multi-Service Center

Thursdays
5–8 p.m.

Vietnamese

Federal Way

Multi-Service Center

Saturdays
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Mandarin, Spanish

Kent

Highline Community College Outreach Center

Wednesdays
4–8 p.m.

Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese

Kent

Highline Community College Outreach Center

Thursdays
4–8 p.m.

Russian, Spanish, Arabic

Kent

Highline Community College Outreach Center

Saturdays
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Russian, Spanish

Kent

WA Women's Employment and Education Center

Tuesdays
5–8 p.m.

Kent

WA Women's Employment and Education Center

Thursdays
5–8 p.m.

Spanish, Vietnamese

Kent

WA Women's Employment and Education Center

Saturdays
12–4 p.m.

Vietnamese, Spanish, Indonesian

Kent

WA Women's Employment and Education Center

Sundays
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
(until Feb. 28)

Tagalog, Mandarin

Renton

Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food Bank

Tuesdays
5–9 p.m.

Vietnamese

Renton

Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food Bank

Wednesdays
5–9 p.m.

Tagalog

Renton

Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food Bank

Sundays
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Cantonese, Spanish, Vietnamese

SeaTac

Angle Lake Family Resource Center

Mondays
5–9 p.m.

Mandarin, Vietnamese

SeaTac

Angle Lake Family Resource Center

Tuesdays
5–9 p.m.

Hindi, Punjabi, Vietnamese

SeaTac

Angle Lake Family Resource Center

Saturdays
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Vietnamese

Seattle - Beacon Hill

El Centro De La Raza

Mondays
5–9 p.m.
(until Feb. 28)

Spanish

Seattle - Beacon Hill

El Centro De La Raza

Tuesdays
5–9 p.m.

Spanish, Mandarin

Seattle - Beacon Hill

El Centro De La Raza

Thursdays
5–9 p.m.

Spanish, Tagalog

Seattle - Beacon Hill

El Centro De La Raza

Saturdays
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Spanish

Seattle - Downtown

Central Library

Mondays
3–7 p.m.

Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese

Seattle - Downtown

Central Library

Tuesdays
12–7 p.m.

Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Hindi

Seattle - Downtown

Central Library

Wednesdays
12–7 p.m.

Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Vietnamese

Seattle - Downtown

Central Library

Thursdays
12–7 p.m.

Spanish, Ukranian, Russian, Korean, Cantonese

Seattle - Downtown

Central Library

Saturdays
11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Spanish

Seattle - Downtown

Central Library

Sundays
1–5 p.m.

Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Vietnamese

Seattle - Lake City

Lake City Neighborhood Service Center

Mondays
5–9 p.m.
(until Feb. 28)

Russian

Seattle - Lake City

Lake City Neighborhood Service Center

Tuesdays
5–9 p.m.

Seattle - Lake City

Lake City Neighborhood Service Center

Thursdays
5–9 p.m.

Mandarin, Hindi

Seattle - Lake City

Lake City Neighborhood Service Center

Saturdays
11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Seattle - Columbia City

Rainier Community Center

Tuesdays
5–8 p.m.

Spanish, Vietnamese

Seattle - Columbia City

Rainier Community Center

Wednesdays
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
(until Feb. 28)

Vietnamese

Seattle - Columbia City

Rainier Community Center

Wednesdays
5–8 p.m.

Seattle - Columbia City

Rainier Community Center

Thursdays
5–8 p.m.

Vietnamese

Seattle - Columbia City

Rainier Community Center

Saturdays
11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin

Seattle - Phinney Ridge

Phinney Neighborhood Center

Tuesdays
5–9 p.m.

Amharic, Mandarin

Seattle - Phinney Ridge

Phinney Neighborhood Center

Thursdays
5–9 p.m.

Amharic

Seattle - Phinney Ridge

Phinney Neighborhood Center

Saturdays
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Amharic

Shoreline

Hopelink

Wednesdays
5–9 p.m.

Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian

Shoreline

Hopelink

Thursdays
1–9 p.m.

Vietnamese, Mandarin

Shoreline

Hopelink

Saturdays
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Cantonese, Russian, Vietnamese

Seattle - International District

Goodwill Seattle

Mondays
5–9 p.m.

Seattle - International District

Goodwill Seattle

Wednesdays
5–9 p.m.

Cantonese, Vietnamese

Seattle - International District

Goodwill Seattle

Saturdays
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Vietnamese

Seattle - South

Rainier Beach Community Center

Mondays
5–8 p.m.

Seattle - South

Rainier Beach Community Center

Saturdays
11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Vietnamese

Seattle - South

Rainier Beach Community Center

Sundays
11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Amharic

White Center

YWCA Greenbridge

Saturdays
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Vietnamese

White Center

YWCA Greenbridge

Sundays
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Vietnamese, Spanish, Amharic

White Center

YWCA Technology Center At Seola Gardens

Tuesdays
5–9 p.m.

Spanish, Vietnamese

White Center

YWCA Technology Center At Seola Gardens

Thursdays
5–9 p.m.

4. After You File Your Taxes

To check the status of your refund, visit the IRS's Where's my Refund tool or call 1-800-829-1040.

If you have a question about your tax return, call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 or visit your local IRS office.

You can email United Way of King County with additional questions at freetax@uwkc.org.

United Way of King County does not keep copies of your tax return prepared at our sites. You can obtain a copy of your return from the IRS.



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