Tax forms

Most IRS forms, instructions and publications are available online at  

Due to federal budget cuts, the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. To ask the IRS to mail you forms and instructions, order online at or call 1-800-829-3676.

You may make free black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers:

Free In-person Post Season Tax Help at the Central Library

We are collaborating with United Way of King County to offer free tax preparation service May 9 through July 27 at the Central Library (Mixing Chamber, Level 5).

Trained volunteers will answer questions and help prepare personal tax returns. This service is free and available to individuals only. The service is not available for business tax returns.

United Way Tax Help locations serve anyone who earned less than $80,000 in 2023. For eligibility details, contact United Way at 206-461-3700.

Drop-in tax help is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Central Library: May 9 through July 27

  • Thursdays: 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m

There will be no service on:

  • Saturday, May 25
  • Thursday, June 20
  • Saturday, June 22
  • Thursday, July 4
  • Saturday, July 6

What to Bring to Free In-Person Post Season Tax Help

Each of the follow documents are required:

  • Photo identification
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) for everyone listed on the tax return
  • Proof of income, for example, W2s and 1099s (Social Security benefits)
  • Official documents on Social Security Administration letterhead
  • Medicare card (if Social Security number is followed by an "A")
  • Be prepared to provide information about health care coverage for each person on the return


  • Last year's tax return, if available
  • Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of refunds

Photocopies or computer print-outs of any of these documents will be accepted. Original documents are highly recommended.

Other Free In-person Tax Help

United Way of King County and AARP are also offering in-person tax help at many non-library locations throughout King County.

For information on other tax help services in and outside of King County.

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