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.
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 – April 15, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays
8am – 12pm and 1 – 5pm
*Closed February 15
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.
Preparation services will be virtual this year, with drive-up option to submit documents. More details available here
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.
Last updated 02/18/2021