Now through October 2018, anyone making less than $66,000 can access free tax help for individual federal tax returns from 2008-2017 at these sites:
1000 4th Ave. Seattle, WA 98104
Available through October 17th
United Way’s Free Tax Preparation Campaign is designed for people who make less than $66,000 per year. (Please note that our service cannot prepare complex forms, such as out-of-state returns. Click the FAQ section below for details.)
United Way is a nonprofit organization that supports community services such as food banks and emergency shelters. We are dedicated to helping people avoid homelessness, maintain financial stability and strengthen their ability to sustain themselves. Free Tax Preparation is a tool to help people keep more of the money they earn and help them take care of their families—and even save for the future.
We can’t think of a better reason to offer this free service.
During the month of May, 2018, households that make less than $66,000 can access free tax help and tax preparation for tax years 2008-2017. Some limitations may apply – tax returns that involve business taxes, rental income, or sale of property or stocks, are NOT eligible for this free service. See below for all eligibility requirements.
We can help most people with their tax returns, but some returns are too complex for our volunteers. Here are services we do NOT provide:
No. Walk-ins are welcome! All 30 of our sites operate on a drop-in basis and no appointments are set. Many sites get very crowded, especially during February and April, and you should arrive as close to the site’s opening time as possible for the best chance of getting served. Those who arrive later may not be able to see a volunteer.
If you’d prefer to file online on your own, visit MyFreeTaxes.com. The website is free for those who made less than $66,000 in 2017.
This year, several locations will offer assisted self-preparation computer lab space where you can prepare your own tax return using MyFreeTaxes alongside a tax volunteer who can assist you with any questions. You can find an assisted self-preparation lab using the search feature above.
If you have any questions while filing online, call 1-855-MyTxHelp (1-855-698-9435), Monday-Saturday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. (PST). Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: If you are filing jointly with your spouse, you both must be present to e-file.
Additional Tax Information/Forms
Depending upon your situation, you might need to bring the following types of information:
Our site managers and volunteers can help you apply for an individual tax identification number (ITINs).
Social Security Cards or ITINs for everyone on the tax return is required to receive service. You can visit the Social Security website for details on how to receive a replacement. An official letter from the Social Security Administration is an acceptable alternative if your Social Security Card isn’t available.
Sorry for the inconvenience and confusion. Here’s how to resolve this:
If you filed your tax return with us in 2018 at one of our tax site locations, we can provide you with a copy of your tax return. Please email email@example.com with your name, phone number, and site where you filed.
If you filed with us in 2017, we are able to print you a copy of your tax return, be sure to bring your photo ID and social security card and ITIN letter.
If you filed with us before 2017 (2016, 2015, 2014, etc.) we no longer have access to your return because of an IRS software change. To get a copy of your return, you can visit https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript to request a copy of a prior year return online or by mail.
Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers may need renewal this year. Those who have not used their ITIN on a federal tax return for in the last three years will have to renew their ITIN. ITINs with a 70, 71, 72, or 80 in the middle will expire this year and need to be renewed. Additionally, ITINs with 78 or 79 expired last year and will need to be renewed if they haven’t already. You can’t file a tax return using an expired ITIN.
Visit any of our 30 tax sites to get help preparing the paperwork for ITIN renewal. For additional information, please visit the IRS website https://www.irs.gov/individuals/itin-expiration-faqs)
To process your ITIN renewal there are two options:
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 149342
Austin, TX 78714-9342
915 Second Ave.
Seattle, WA 98174
520 112th Ave. N.E
Bellevue, WA 98004
1201 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402
Just tell them to visit this website: FreeTaxExperts.org.
We would love to have you as a part of the team! You can sign up for the 2019 Free Tax Preparation Campaign Volunteer Pre-Registration page by clicking here: https://volunteer.uwkc.org/need/detail/?need_id=333976.
If you’re interested in helping distribute campaign materials and fliers to help get the word out about the program, you can request materials here: http://bit.ly/1lVCbbX