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Free Tax Preparation

United Way of Snohomish County's Free Tax Preparation Campaign

In its 12th year, United Way of Snohomish County offered Free Tax Preparation Services to families and individuals who earned less than $66,000. In partnership with the IRS as part of their Volunteer Tax Assistance Program (VITA), United Way’s Free Tax Prep is designed to ensure that residents receive all the tax credits and deductions for which they are eligible. Download the Free Tax Preparation Program Report on 2018 Results.

Still need to file? Free options listed below:

  • AARP Tax Aide program
    • In-person preparation, same-day returns
    • Appointment based
    • Locations throughout Snohomish County
    • Must set up a location by going online, or calling the specific site location (site hours and contact info online)
      • Go online to to find the Tax Aide program, input your location to find the site closest to you
      • Call the location to make an appointment
    • No income limit
  • United Way of King County
  • Call 2-1-1
    • For other options, call 211 (or) 800.621.4636

I want to check the status of my refund. How can I do that?

Once your return has been filed, you can check your refund status with the IRS' Where's My Refund tool.

I need a copy of a previous year's return. Where can I get one?

Obtain a copy from the IRS.

Additional Tax Help

Need help outside of tax season?
The IRS provides information on a wide range of tax topics, including interactive tax assistance that helps with most questions on their Interactive Tax Assistant page on the IRS' website.

Having trouble resolving an issue with the IRS?
Contact the Local Taxpayer Advocate Service (nearest in Seattle) at 206.946.3707. More information on what the Taxpayer Advocate Service helps with can be found online here.

Have an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number)?
You may need to renew it! If you do not, it may present problems with filing your tax return in 2019. Get a head start by referencing the press here:

What are your rights as a taxpayer?
Each and every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights they should be aware of when dealing with the IRS. Explore your rights by reading the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

Want to stay updated on the tax law changes coming in 2019?
Visit the Tax Reform webpage on the IRS website to find out what will be changing.


Contact or leave a message at 425.374.5530 and someone will get back to you.

Want to Volunteer?

Stay tuned! You can find more information and volunteer registration on our site on Sept. 26. Contact with questions.