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Tax Help

The Seattle Public Library, United Way of King County and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are collaborating to offer free tax preparation service January through mid-April at 11 locations of The Seattle Public Library.

 

Trained volunteers will answer questions and help prepare personal tax returns. The service is not available for business tax returns.

 

Tax assistance will be available at the times and locations listed below. Drop-in assistance will be offered on a first come, first served basis; appointments required as noted below.

 

Required Documents

To receive tax help, bring one of these identifying documents:

  • Social Security Card
  • Tax form SSA 1099 (Social Security benefits)
  • Medicare card (if Social Security number is followed by an "A")
  • Official documents on Social Security Administration letterhead

 Photocopies or computer print-outs of any these documents will not be accepted.

 

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reproducible forms are available for photocopy for 15 cents per page in all Library locations. Please call your branch to find out if print forms are in stock. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov.opens in a new window

 

For more information, Ask a Librarian or call the Library at 206-386-4636.

 

Dates and times


The schedule listed below is for reference only. For the most up-to-date information, please see the calendar.

 

Central Library - drop-ins only

Jan. 14 through April 15

  • 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Mondays
  • Noon - 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturdays
  • 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sundays 

Provided by United Way King County

 

Ballard Branch -  drop-ins only

Feb. 3 through April 14

  • 3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Mondays 
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursdays

 Provided by AARP

 

Broadview Branch - drop-ins only

Feb. 1 through April 12

  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays 

Provided by AARP

 

Douglass-Truth Branch - appointment only

Feb. 6 through April 10

  • 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursdays 

Provided by AARP

 

Lake City Branch - drop-ins only

Jan. 27 through April 14

  • 3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Mondays

Provided by AARP

 

NewHolly Branch - drop-ins only

Feb. 1 through April 12

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturdays

Provided by AARP

 

Northeast Branch - drop-ins only

Feb. 6 through April 11

  • 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Thursdays
  • 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Fridays

Provided by AARP

 

Northgate Branch - drop-ins only

Feb. 3 through April 14

  • 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Mondays
  • 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesdays 

Provided by AARP

 

Queen Anne Branch - drop-ins only

Feb. 5 through April 12

  • 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays

Provided by AARP

 

Rainier Beach  Branch - drop-ins only

Feb. 8 through April 12

  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturdays

Provided by AARP

 

Southwest Branch - drop-in or by appointment

Feb. 1 through April 12

  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays

Provided by AARP

 

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