Free tax return preparation
In addition to providing federal tax return preparation, VITA, TCE, and AARP Tax-Aide sites can also provide WFTC application assistance.
The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax preparation to people who need assistance in preparing their tax returns, including:
- People who generally make $60,000 or less.
- Persons with disabilities.
- Limited English-speaking people.
The TCE program offers free tax help, particularly for those who are 60 years of age and older.
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation Tax-Aide program provides in-person and virtual tax assistance free of charge with a special focus on people who have low-to-moderate income.
2-1-1 is a free confidential community service and your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, health, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. 2-1-1 is always ready to assist you in finding the help you need. Dial the three digit number 2-1-1 on your phone or visit WA211.org. If you are outside of Washington or have a problem dialing the number 2-1-1, please dial 877-211-9274.