Safe, secure, easy, and free tax help is available to everyone, including ITIN holders. Learn more about the free options available.

Check out this Guide to Filing Your Taxes in 2024 from the CFPB

In 2023, Washington State began offering the Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC). This is a new tax credit for Washington workers, and individuals and families may receive up to $1,200 back if they meet certain eligibility requirements. Learn more about eligibility in 2024 and see if you qualify! For community partners, learn more about the program and how to support the people and communities you serve. Sign up for announcements from the Dept. of Revenue about the WFTC!

Check out the Working Families Tax Credit Coalition, led by the Washington Budget and Policy Center. The coalition also offers fantastic outreach materials, available in 15 languages. 

IRS infographic, "Look up: Many families may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit for the first time due to changes in their circumstances."

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low- to moderate-income workers and families get a tax break. If you qualify, you can use the credit to reduce the taxes you owe – and maybe increase your refund. The credit for tax year 2022 is up to $6,935 per family! Learn more and check to see if you might qualify.

January 26th 2024 is Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day! Help spread the word to ensure more individuals and families receive this important tax credit!

The Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals. While the IRS manages the VITA and TCE programs, the VITA/TCE sites are operated by IRS partners and staffed by volunteers who want to make a difference in their communities. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS. Use this helpful locator tool to find free basic tax return preparation near you! 

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 visit their website.

The Federal Tax Clinic assists low-income individuals throughout Western Washington resolve disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. The clinic offers this assistance as a public service and as a means of training law students in tax practice. The Tax Clinic has added a pro bono panel of volunteer attorneys to assist the growing number of low-income taxpayers who have disputes with the IRS. The clinic handles tax cases at all stages of the dispute, from clients under audit by the IRS, to cases before the United States Tax Court, and collection cases.

Contact (206) 685-6805 or toll free (866) 866-0158,

M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Weekend and extended hours appointments available.

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the IRS. We’re here to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Our advocates can help if you have tax problems that you can’t resolve on your own.

  • Self-filing: File your taxes online free with United Way’s filing tool.
  • 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.

United Way infographic that reads "Free Tax Help!"

Keep more of your hard-earned dollars and get free help! Trained and IRS-certified tax experts are available to provide safe, secure and 100% online assistance in filing your taxes. United Way of King County volunteers know all the new tax laws and available credits, including those in the new relief bill, so that they can maximize your return and you can keep more of your money.  Learn more about the options available including virtual options outside of King County.