Welcome to Skagit AARP Foundation TaxAide for Tax Year 2021!
Preparations are underway for the 2021 tax season!!
We are almost ready to start preparing your taxes!! Access to our services will be limited again this year but hopefully more readily available than last year. Now is the time to reach out to tech savvy friends, neighbors and family in case we are unable to complete your 2021 return. Appointments will be limited once again - be sure to make yours early!
Our process will be very similar to last year - you will pick up a tax preparation packet (sites listed below), complete all of the required forms and signatures, gather your tax documents and arrive at your first appointment. We will check your packet for all of the required entries and look through your tax documents. All of this paperwork is then scanned into our computer and your documents handed back to you. You will sign up for a second appointment to pick up your completed return (a week to 10 days later). Our counselors are preparing returns at home again this year. You will be called at least once by one of our counselors to discuss your return. During your second appointment, your return will be reviewed with you by one of our counselors and ask you sign our form to transmit your return electronically. All returns are filed electronically within 24 hours.
Due to a change in our software, we will only be able to prepare 2021 tax returns (no returns for prior years). Please bring your 2019 and 2020 tax returns with you this year in addition to your picture ID (taxpayer and spouse) and social security cards/ITIN cards (for everyone on your return).
Masks and appropriate social distancing are required at all tax preparation sites, no exception. Our on-site counselors are fully vaccinated. It is appreciated if our clients are also fully vaccinated.
Please select the site you plan on visiting to have your taxes completed:
Anacortes - United Methodist Church
Our site will begin preparing taxes on Monday, February 7th.
Please leave a voicemail at 360-474-7182 with your name and phone number. One of our volunteers will call you back and set up your appointment. You will be asked several questions about your return and necessary documentation you will need to provide.
Mount Vernon Senior Center
Due to a shortage of qualified counselors, our regular program at this site will be closed this year. Please contact one of the other sites for tax preparation services.
Burlington Senior Center
Our site will begin preparing taxes on Tuesday, February 15th. We will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 am to 3 pm.
You can call the Burlington Senior Center beginning Tuesday, February 1st for an appointment at 360-755-0102. The volunteer receptionist will ask you a few questions about your return and schedule your appointment. Once your appointment is scheduled, please visit the Burlington Senior Center ,Sedro Woolley Senior Center or Mount Vernon Senior Center for a tax packet. If you have a question about your tax return, please call our voicemail line at 360-474-7135 and leave a message (this line is not for scheduling an appointment).
Cascade (MV Senior Center) - late afternoon/evening hours - Spanish assistance available
Our site will begin preparing taxes on Monday, February 14th. We will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3 pm to 7 pm.
Please call 360-399-6707 for an appointment. This line is voicemail only. One of our volunteers will call you back to schedule your appointment. You will be asked several questions about your return and necessary documentation you will need to provide. You may pick up your tax packet at the Mount Vernon Senior Center once your appointment is scheduled.