The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax filing assistance at Spokane Valley, Cheney, and Moran Prairie libraries during the month of February through April.
SPOKANE COUNTY, Washington – AARP Foundation Tax Assistance is back for 2022 to provide tax filing assistance at Spokane Valley, Cheney and Moran Prairie libraries from February through April.
The foundation offers in-person and virtual tax assistance to anyone, free of charge, with a focus on taxpayers over 50 and with low to moderate incomes.
Tax Assistance Volunteers are located throughout the country and are trained and certified by the IRS each year to ensure they know and understand the latest changes and additions to the tax code.
People will be able to get in-person help filing their taxes by calling Washington Trust Bank’s Appointment Line at 509.353.4851. No walk-in appointments will be available this year due to the pandemic.
Participants and Tax Assistance volunteers would be required to use face coverings. Tax Aid volunteers will need to follow AARP’s additional social distancing guidelines. To help with this, tax preparation will use the “filing method” used by sites last year.
With the “deposit method,” the taxpayer has an intake interview with a tax aid volunteer, hands in their paperwork, and leaves while the volunteer works on their tax return. Individuals can enter the library or stay in their car while they wait for their tax returns to be reviewed, approved, and submitted to the IRS. All tax returns are filed electronically.
Taxpayers trying to get help at one of the libraries through their AARP tax assistance should bring the following documents to their appointment:
- A valid photo ID
- 2020 and 2019 tax return forms
- Social security card or individual tax identification number (IN) for each taxpayer(s), family member and working adult included in the tax documents
- All tax returns, such as 2021 W-2, 1098, and 1099 forms for you and your spouse
- Any Form 1095, proof of health insurance
- Name, address and tax identification number of the child care service provider, if applicable.
- Property tax and interest information if you own, if applicable.
- Proof of other income for you or your spouse, if applicable.
- Form 1098T and tuition fees for students, if applicable.
- Bank routing and account numbers for checking account or savings account, if applicable.
Here are the scheduled dates and times for free AARP tax assistance at all three libraries:
Jan. 31–Feb. 12
Mondays and Tuesdays, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursdays and Fridays, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
From February 14 to April 15
Mondays and Tuesdays, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (except February 21)
Thursdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
From February 4 to April 9
Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
From February 11 to April 9
Select Fridays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you prefer to do your own tax filing online, here are some other free programs:
You can also call 1.800.TAX.FORM (1.800.829.3676) to request the IRS forms and instruction booklets you need, and the IRS will send them to you.