Free Tax Preparation

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.

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WSU and Whitworth University volunteers are available to help with your taxes. Learn more here:

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In-Person Free Tax Preparation

AARP Tax Aide Volunteers will provide in-person free tax preparation. This is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY and located at the Northest Community Center, 4001 N Cook Street, Spokane WA.

WHEN: Begins February 12, 2021. Ends April 9, 2021

  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

HOW: By appointment only. Please call Washington Trust Bank, 509-353-4851 to make an appointment.

WHAT TO BRING to your tax appointment:

  • Picture ID
  • All Social Security cards
  • All documents for 2020 tax return
  • Last year's tax return

LOCATION: Northeast Community Center, 4001 N Cook Street, Spokane WA.

For more than a decade, United Way has helped people easily and accurately file their federal and state taxes through MyFreeTaxes. Since 2009:
  • More than 1.2 million people have used MyFreeTaxes, bringing over $1.7 billion in refunds back to our local communities.
  • MyFreeTaxes has helped individuals and households save $250 million in filing fees.