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Tax Filing Assistance 2021

Please be aware that tax assistance programs have all been impacted by COVID restrictions and that there are significant changes to how those services can be delivered.

Looking for forms and instructions? Take a look at our Voting and Tax information page.

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will not be able to provide in-person tax assistance in Bellingham at this time. 

Taxpayers who have access to a computer and internet, and who are willing to file their own return with the online assistance of a trained and certified Tax-Aide Counselor, may request service beginning February 9 by going to


Counselors will share your computer screen and guide you through every step of filing your return.

Tax Hotline 360-746-0100

Not sure where to start with your taxes or which site is the best to meet your needs? Call the tax hotline and let us help guide you through the process.

Opportunity Council will not be scheduling tax preparation appointments through the hotline, as we are unable to offer tax preparation services this year.

Services have been extended through May 17

By appointment preferred, call 360-392-4345 or 360-255-4414

Services will be socially distanced. Identification will be verified, and paperwork will be given to be filled out in your car; then, papers will be collected and interview will take place over the phone. More details available here

February 1 – May 17
Mondays and Wednesdays
8am – 12pm and 1 – 5pm
*Closed February 15
*Closed May 3 – May 7

2522 Kwina Rd., Bellingham, WA 98226
Cooperative Extension (BLDG #20)

TIP: This is the best option for anyone who does not have internet access and/or a computer, tablet, or smart phone, as services are provided in-person. Additionally, there is a computer on site for those who wish to self-serve.

Services have been extended through May 17 with some changes. Preparation services will be virtual this year by appointment only.

Click here to register online


April 16 – May 17, 2021
Mondays 4-8
Fridays 9-12


February 8 – April 14, 2021
Mondays – Wednesdays
4 – 8pm
9am – 12pm

TIP: This is a good option for anyone who has internet access and a computer, tablet, or smart phone, since communications will take place via Zoom.

WABC offers additional information for other tax aid services in Whatcom County

Last updated 04/16/2021