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Free Tax Preparation Services

Published on Thursday, January 18, 2024

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 $80,000 – including international students – are eligible for free tax preparation services through the United Way of King County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

VITA Services Offered at the UW

IRS-certified UW Master’s in Taxation students are offering VITA services to eligible individuals January 23 through April 18, 2024, at Dempsey Hall on the UW campus. Services are available two days a week:

  • Tuesdays, 11:00 am-2:30 pm
  • Thursdays, 11:00 am-2:30 pm

Please note: the UW VITA site will be closed during Spring Break, March 11-22.

No appointments are necessary.

For more details, including a list of what you must bring with you, visit the UW VITA page.

VITA Services Offered Throughout Seattle

If the UW dates or location don’t work for you, you can still find free professional tax help – virtually or in-person at several different locations throughout the greater Seattle area – on the United Way’s Get Free Tax Help page. Translation services are also available if you need them.