Free Income Tax Services

For plenty of hardworking families, filing taxes and receiving a refund is a chance to catch up on bills and pay for basic needs. Two important tax credits, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC), can provide eligible households with up to $6,269 in additional tax refunds for the EITC, and as much as $1,000 per qualifying child for the CTC. Unfortunately, one in five eligible workers doesn’t claim these credits.

To help households receive all the credits they qualify for, free tax preparation services are available at the Tacoma Housing Authority’s Family Investment Center at Salishan.  Associated Ministries and Pierce County Asset Building Coalition will sponsor this free service. If you would like help with your taxes, please stop by on the following dates and times:

  • Location: Family Investment Center, 1724 E. 44th St, Tacoma, WA

  • Dates & Times: Saturdays, 9 am-1pm, from February 13th through April 9th. Service is available on a first-come, first-serve, walk-in basis. 

  • Who is eligible: Free tax preparation and e-filing for individuals and households with incomes up to $54,000 in 2015.

Please bring the following documents: 

  • Identification: Social Security Card or ITIN card and birthdates for everyone you will claim on the tax return; your spouse, if married filing jointly; and photo ID for yourself and your spouse.

  • Income documents: Last year’s tax return, if you have it; income documents such as W-2s for each job worked and 1099 forms; and bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit.

  • Benefit documents: Year-end documents for Social Security and other benefits, and Health insurance card, form 1095A, or exemption certificate number

  • Expense documents: (if applicable) documents for childcare expenses, mortgage interest and property tax statements, and college or other education expenses.

For more information, please contact Amy Allison of Associated Ministries, (253) 426-1516, or