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Tax Help

Free Income Tax Preparation

Free federal income tax preparation services by AARP Tax-Aide IRS-certified volunteers will begin February 1 in a number of convenient Thurston County locations. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program provides tax preparation service to anyone of any age – especially those who are 50 or older. No membership in AARP is required to receive these free services. 


Volunteers will assist in preparing basic federal tax forms for small business and personal tax returns. The only way wage earners can claim refunds of withheld taxes is by filing a return. Volunteers can help taxpayers claim refunds for the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Credits, and assist in other situations such as Self-Employment, Health Savings Accounts, and the Affordable Care Act. 


However, volunteers cannot help the taxpayer if they:

  • have a business or hobby with employees, losses, expenses over $25,000, or inventory,

  • want to file Married Filing Separately,

  • have rental income from land with a structure,

  • donated a motor vehicle, boat or airplane with a value greater than $500.

  • have a Partnership K-1 with more than just income, royalties, interest, dividends or capital gain,

  • have declared bankruptcy.


Services are offered in most cases on a first-come, first served basis at the following locations starting soon. Sign in sheets will be available 30 minutes before opening. Last returns begin 45 minutes before closing.



Lacey Timberland Library
500 College St SE, Lacey
Thursdays & Saturdays 11 am – 4 pm

Olympia Community Center
222 Columbia St NW, Olympia
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12 – 4 pm

Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center
6757 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12 – 4 pm

Yelm Timberland Library
210 Prairie Park Street
Yelm, WA
Tuesdays 1 to 6 pm

Panorama Chalet (lower level)
1650 Circle Ln SE, Lacey
Wednesdays & Fridays 12 – 4 pm

Tumwater Timberland Library
7023 New Market St NW, Olympia
Mondays & Wednesdays 1 – 5 pm

McLane Black Lake Fire Department
125 Delphi Rd NW, Olympia
Tuesdays 5 to 8:30 pm

ROOF Community Services
10140 Highway 12 SW, Rochester
Limited Mondays 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
March 11, 25, April 8, 15
Appointments only 360-273-6375