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SPOKANE COUNTY UNITED WAY COLLABORATES TO PROVIDE FREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICES.

Last year, volunteers helped more than 5,185 local residents claim over $1.7 million in Earned Income Tax Credits and bring $6,975,952 in refunds into the local economy.  On average a person using free tax preparation services saves $159 (National Society of Accountants).

Our Role

We partner with the AARP Foundation, IRS, Spokane CASH Coalition, and connect and certify volunteers to provide free tax preparation for low and moderate income workers.

Our Strategy

Families that have access to free tax preparation services are able to keep more of their hard earned money allowing them to gain and sustain assets.  On average over 5,000 people are served and many receive increased refunds because of the assistance provided in claiming Earned Income Tax Credits and Child Care Tax Credits.

File Your Taxes for Free in Spokane County

  1. Starting January 12, 2018 call 509-353-4851 to make a free tax preparation appointment, or starting January 29, 2018 visist a first come/first served site. CLICK HERE for detailed information about Free Tax Preparation, site locations, hours of operation and information on what to bring to your appointment.

  2. File your own taxes using MyFreeTaxes.com. MyFreeTaxes is easy, secure and 100% free for those who made less than $66,000 in 2017 (if over $66,000, some fees apply).

  3. Ask a United Way volunteer about MyFreeTaxes at Cricket Wireless on Division (dates and times below).

Become a tax volunteer

You can volunteer where and when it is most convenient for you. No prior experience is necessary and training is free. To become a greeter, screener, tax prearer, quality reviewer or an inrpreter please sign up using Volunteer Spokane.

Read Lena's story about her volunteerism.  

Additional Resources

About Free Tax Preparation in Spokane County, includes information on who is eligible, site locations and operation hours, what to bring to your appointment, how to file on your own and more.

For additional inquiries please contact Andrey Muzychenko, Community Impact Manager.