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Free Tax Preparation Services

Published on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

With Tax Day around the corner, many employees are looking for tax help. As a reminder, neither the ISC, nor your HR or payroll administrators, can provide tax advice. However, employees with household incomes below $66,000 – including international students – are eligible for free tax preparation services through the United Way of King County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Please note: due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, VITA services are all online this year.

VITA Services Offered at the UW

IRS-certified UW Master’s in Taxation students are offering VITA services to eligible individuals now through April 15, 2021. Services are available three days a week:

  • Mondays, 5:00-8:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, 5:00-8:00 pm

Please note: UW VITA appointments will be limited during Spring Break, March 22-26.

For more details, including how to sign up for appointments, visit the UW VITA page.

VITA Services Offered Throughout Seattle

If the UW dates or times don’t work for you, you can still find free professional tax help – as well as tax preparation services in Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Russian, Amharic or other languages – on the United Way’s Free Tax Help page.