Free In-Person Tax Help
AARP Tax-Aide and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers provide one-on-one tax consultations in locations throughout Pierce County from February through mid-April. Post-season tax help is also available.
IRS-certified volunteers help prepare and e-file personal tax returns
VITA sites serve households with incomes up to $54,000 /year; no income limits at other locations.
Most sites offer help on a first-come, first served basis. Arrive early and allow plenty of time.
Bring all necessary paperwork
Tax prep dates:
Saturday, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sumner Pierce County Library, 1116 Fryar Ave.
Saturday, Feb. 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13, 1-4 p.m. at Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Tuesday, April 2, 3-6 p.m. at Eatonville Pierce County Library, 205 Center St W.
Additional tax help
You can request a tax assistance appointment at the local Tacoma-area IRS Office:
1201 Pacific Ave. (fountain level of the Wells Fargo Building), Tacoma, WA 98402
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. by appointment
Call 1-844-545-5640 to schedule an appointment.
2019 VITA Post-Season Tax Preparation: Tax Years 2016-2018
1321 MLK Jr Way
Tacoma WA 98405
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
from May – September
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
By Appointment only:https://www.soundoutreach.org/vita/ or 253-719-3700.
Tax help from Associated Ministries available in Pierce County
Free Online Filing
Prepare and file your federal income tax return online for free.
MyFreeTaxes: For households with incomes up to $66,000
IRS Free File: Brand-name tax software or online fillable forms plus electronic file
Income Tax Forms and Instructions
Available at Pierce County Library locations
Select free forms and instructions are available from late January/early February through April 15, while supplies last.
Print additional forms and instructions at the IRS website from library computers for 10 cents per page.
Ask at the Help Desk for tax forms and instructions you can copy at the library for 10 cents per page.
Forms by mail
To have tax forms delivered by mail, contact the IRS:
IRS.gov: Order Forms & Publications
W-2, 1099 or other multi-part or machine-readable employer forms are available at office supply stores or from the IRS at 800-829-3676.
Out-of-state income tax forms
Many states provide state tax forms online for printing. See Federation of Tax Administrators – State Tax Forms for links to all the states.
General Tax Information
Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer: Property tax information and parcel search. (Pierce County)
WA Business Taxes: Online filing and information on business taxes in Washington state, includes area sales tax rates. (State of WA)
IRS Small Business/Self-employed Tax Center: Resources for small business, self-employed or contract employees.