Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Free Tax Prep and E-File at Edmonds Community College
Edmonds Community College offers free income tax return preparation and e-filing to low income U.S. citizens and residents. This service is sponsored by an IRS program called, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Volunteers are taught using IRS training guidelines and are IRS certified to provide confidential tax preparation to qualified taxpayers. Last year, Edmonds Community College helped more than 500 campus and community members file their tax returns.
Please remember to bring Social Security Cards. We are now required to see Social Security Cards for everyone listed on the tax return.
Confidential tax return preparation will be offered on a drop-in basis:
- Feb. 6-March 20, 2-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (No tax clinic on Fri.,
- April 8-11, 2-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
The tax prep help will be in Mountlake Terrace Hall 212. No tax preparation will be done during spring break, March 21-April 7. Assistance in several languages will be available.
To get help from VITA, the taxpayer cannot have any of the following:
No income from:
- International student homestay
- Rental property
- Estates or trusts
- Sale of stocks
- Self-employed merchandisers
- Self-employed businesses that depreciate property
No deductions from:
- Home office
- Second/vacation homes
- Moving expenses
You will need to bring:
A copy of last year's tax return (if available), picture ID, social security cards for all family members, W-2 forms, 1099 and 1098 forms, unemployment compensation statements, child care expenses (including provider name, address and employer number), information for college expenses and a list of other income and expenses. Tax forms will be provided.