Skagit County AARP TaxAide Information

The Skagit AARP TaxAide program offers free tax return preparation, and tax consultation for most low- and middle-income tax situations.  It is an all-volunteer community operation.  Your tax return is prepared by IRS certified tax preparers (called counselors), who must recertify annually and transmitted electronically to the IRS.

If you are interested in accessing our free tax preparation service, familiarize yourself with our process and call one of the sites for an appointment.

AARP TaxAide services are limited so be sure to make your appointment early!  Once we run out of appointments, you will have to find another way to get your tax return done.


Choose a Site and CALL FOR an Appointment

For an appointment, call one of the site numbers below.  If a live person does not answer the phone, simply leave your name and phone number at the tone and someone will call you back usually within 2 business days to schedule your appointment.  When picking up your packet ahead of time at your site, be sure to get the packet that corresponds to the location of your appointment.

Anacortes - (360) 474-7731‬ (appts)

United Methodist Church - 2201 H Ave

Mondays & Wednesdays 9 am - 4 pm

Once you have an appointment you may pick up your packet from the Anacortes Senior Center.

Burlington - (360) 755-0102 (appts)

For tax questions, please call (360) 386-5801

Burlington Senior Center - 1011 Greenleaf Ave.

Taxpayers can call the Burlington Senior Center beginning Tuesday, January 16, 2024 for an appointment.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 am - 3 pm (start date still unknown; watch for an update when we know more)

Packets available at the Burlington, Mount Vernon and Sedro Woolley Senior Centers weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm beginning January 16, 2024.

Mount Vernon (Cascade) - ‪(360) 474-7828‬ (appts)

Located at the Mount Vernon Senior Center - 1401 Cleveland Ave

   (Please do not call the Mount Vernon Senior Center for an appointment.  Use the number listed above)

Open from February 5th through April 8th

Mondays  3 pm - 6:30 pm

Packets available from the Mount Vernon Senior Center weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm (except closed for lunch 12 pm - 1 pm).

For more details, check out the Cascade Taxaide Program page.

Concrete - (360) 853-7667

East County Resource Center - 45770 Main Street

Wednesdays 10 am - 2 pm, February 8 - April 5

General Tax Questions - (360) 386-5801

This phone line is for people with a tax question.  It is NOT to schedule an appointment.  If you have a tax question, please leave a voicemail with your name, phone number and question, and someone will call you back.

Getting Ready For Your 1st Appointment

After you make your first appointment, be sure to pick up your packet ahead of time at one of the sites so that you can have it filled out and ready for your 1st appointment. If you have not done this, you will have to arrive at least 30 minutes early to complete and sign the documents in the packet. In addition to the documents in your packet, please bring the following with you to your appointment as we will need to inspect and copy them:

Filing an Extension

If you are unable to complete your tax return by the deadline, you may want to file Form 4868 with the IRS by April 18th.  This allows you an additional six months to file.  If you anticipate receiving a refund, simply complete the form and  mail to the IRS or file the form online.  If you anticipate owing money, you will need to make your estimated payment due by April 18th to avoid penalties.

Other Tax-Aide and IRS Information

You are invited to review the following documents, which discuss your civil and taxpayer rights and responsibilities and other important topics.