Tax help at Tacoma Public Library

It’s tax season, and Tacoma Public Library and community partners are teaming up to offer services to help you file. 

If you’re completing taxes yourself online, Tacoma Public Library provides free computer access, and a weekly $5.00 printing credit for library card holders. The library provides free guest passes for computers for non-card holders. Tacoma Public Library locations have 1040/1040 SR booklets from the IRS, and can help you print other IRS forms you may need to file. 

If you need assistance completing your taxes, free tax help by appointment in libraries begins on Friday, Feb. 9. You can find more information on how to access in-person help below! 

Who qualifies for free tax help? 

  • To qualify for VITA Tax Help, tax payers must earn $60,000 or less in income
  • To qualify for AARP tax help, tax payers must be of low to moderate income, and over 50 years old 
  • To qualify for the free IRS online self-prep tool, taxpayers must earn less than $73,000 AGI 

How to access: 

  • Tax services are provided by Associated Ministries and VITA and are available by appointment 
  • Find the nearest location for tax help using the Goodwill site or the IRS Vita/AARP site 
  • If you’re unable to make an appointment, VITA may have a limited number of walk-in appointments at Moore. This may not mean a same-day appointment, but that you can make an appointment for a later time or date.
    • Moore will host VITA Fridays from 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., with limited on-site appointments  
    • The Moore staff kindly maintains a waiting room for patrons, even those with appointments
    • If you drive, you may notice that parking is limited, as this service is in high demand
  • AARP provides tax assistance at limited locations in Pierce County. Please view offerings on their website   
  • A free self-prep online tax tool is also available for patrons who do not qualify for VITA or AARP through the IRS (see above for qualifications)