Free tax preparation help from United Way of King County

Tax help is available in your neighborhood and in your language from IRS-certified volunteers. They’ll 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.

Two Easy Ways to File Taxes

  1. Visit one of our 24 locations to get help filing taxes today.  Click here for the locations or call 206-461-3700.
  2. File for online at—free for anyone making less than $62,000.

Anyone who earned less than $62,000 in 2015 can use United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services. However, some returns are too complex for our volunteers. For example, we cannot prepare returns for income earned in other states. For details, visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

What to Bring


  • Social Security cards/individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birthdates for everyone to be listed on the return
  • Photo ID
  • All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all your employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security and/or retirement income), etc. For a list of common tax forms, visit our FAQ section below.

Note: If you are filing jointly with your spouse, you both must be present to e-file.


  • Bank account number and routing number
  • A copy of last year’s tax return

Visit United Way’s site for more information.

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