2017 Printable Tax Flyers
TAX SITES ARE NOW OPEN FOR 2017
THE LAST DAY TO FILE FOR 2017 IS APRIL 18
With the help of an IRS-certified volunteer preparer, you can have your tax return prepared and filed for FREE! Sites in Whatcom County are operated through AARP Tax Aide, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), and FSA (Free Self-Assisted). Scroll down to find the site closest to you or click on the links above to download informational income tax brochures.
View Whatcom Free Tax Prep Sites on a map
2017 Whatcom County
Free IRS Certified Tax Preparation Sites:
AARP Tax-Aide Sites
Provide free basic and limited complex income tax return preparation with electronic filing to all individuals including past year return
Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave.
Dates: Jan. 23 through April 18
Mondays – Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 pm – Closed Mon Feb. 20
Saturdays 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
No Appointment Needed
Spanish translation will be available on certain days – TBD
Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St.
Dates: Feb 1 – April 14
Wednesday 9:00am – 3:00pm
Fridays 9:00am – 3:00pm
Appointment only, Call 360-733-4030, then 2, then 2
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Sites
Provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to households making less than $53,000/year.
Western Washington University, Parks Hall, Room 336
Dates: Feb. 6 through April 17 – Closed Mon Feb. 20 and March 18 – 27
Monday – Wednesday 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Free Parking in WWU’s “C” lots after 4:30pm on weekdays
Whatcom Community College, 237 West Kellogg Rd – Heiner Library Classroom #201B
Dates: Feb. 13 through April 17 – Closed Mon Feb 20 and March 25 – April 3
Mondays 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 pm
Facilitated Self Assistance (FSA) Sites
Provide free, easy to use online software for households making less than $64,000/year, who would like to prepare their own taxes at any computer with Internet access. To access filing software go to www.myfreetaxes.com. Assistance is available at the Opportunity Council & East Whatcom Regional Resource Center FSA sites.
Opportunity Council – Bellingham
1111 Cornwall Avenue, Conference Room
Dates: Jan. 20 through April 18
*Closed Mon Feb. 20
Appointment required, call 360-734-5121 x253
Opportunity Council – Maple Falls (East Whatcom Regional Resource Center)
8251 Kendall Road
Dates: Tuesday Feb. 21 – 4pm-7pm
Saturday March 11 and April 8 – 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Walk in or Appointment, call 360-734-5121 x253
You can also visit MyFreeTaxes.com to file your taxes online. The free online tool will walk you through everything you need to do to file your federal return.
Make sure to bring the items on this checklist when visiting a local free tax prep site: