Free Tax Prep Sites:
Skagit AARP has opened up a limited number of free tax preparation sites throughout Skagit County for tax year 2021. Please visit TaxAideSkagit.org for a list of locations and hours in Skagit County. The sites will fill up quickly so please call as soon as possible to reserve your spot.
Online options to file your taxes for free are also available. The United Way of King County has partnered with GetYourRefund.org to provided free online tax preparation and guided self-filing. Also, the IRS has a list of partner sites with free self-filing for people making less than $72,000 a year.
Recovery Rebate Credit: If you’re eligible – and either didn’t receive Economic Impact Payments or if you think you qualify for more than you received – you’ll need to file a 2020 tax return and claim the Recovery Rebate Credit even if you otherwise are not required to file a tax return.
How to Maximize your Refund:
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): The Earned Income Tax Credit, EITC or EIC, is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file. EITC reduces the amount of tax you owe and may give you a refund. –IRS.gov. Meaning a bigger refund for you!