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Spokane County United Way's Free Tax Preparation Information for January - April 2021.

For the safety of our volunteers and staff the Spokane County United Way location at 920 N. Washington will not be open for in-person tax preparation. We encourage people to use to file taxes free of charge.

***Our partners at AARP will have one site location available with very limited capacity. To get an in-person appointment for the AARP Tax Preparation, located at the Northeast Community Center please schedule an appointment by calling 509-353-4851 beginning January 15, 2021.

For more than a decade, United Way has helped people easily and accurately file their federal and state taxes through MyFreeTaxes. Since 2009:
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