Free tax assistance at Seattle Public Libraries

The Seattle Public Library, United Way of King County and AARP are collaborating to offer free tax preparation service January through mid-April at 15 locations of The Seattle Public Library.  Trained volunteers will answer questions and help prepare personal tax returns at public libraries throughout Seattle, offering drop-in, drop-off document, and by-appointment assistance.

Drop In Tax HelpOffered on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointments or drop-off assistance at these locations.

  • Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Avenue NE, 206-684-7539: Thursday, February 5 through Friday, April 10, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; Saturday, March 21 through Saturday, April 11, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
  • Northgate Branch, 10458 Fifth Avenue N.E., 206-386-1980: Tuesday, February 3 through Tuesday, April 14, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday

Drop-off Tax Help:  New for 2015, taxpayers can have their paperwork scanned by IRS-certified staff and volunteers and not wait until the return is fully processed. Instead, the return is prepared remotely and completed tax returns can be picked up within a week. No drop-in or appointment-based assistance at these locations.

  • University Branch, 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-684-4063, Thursday, Jan. 22 through Saturday, March 28, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Saturday

Due to federal budget cuts, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. Black-and-white prints of the forms may be printed from Library computers for $.15 per page. To request forms by mail, order online at IRS.gov/orderforms or call 1-800-829-3676.

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