Tax-Aide SW Washington

Serving taxpayers in Clark County, including the Vancouver Metropolitan area (Vancouver, Battle Ground, Hazel Dell, and Salmon Creek) and in Skamania county (Stevenson)


Clark County Free Tax Preparation Locations

The map below shows the locations where free tax returns are prepared. The map is centered on the greater Vancouver Map area. Moving the mouse to the site markers will give information about the site and clicking on the marker will take you to even more information about the site. The information about site locations is also presented in tabular form for the Vancouver Area

Tax returns are prepared on a computer using IRS provided tax software and then e-filed. We give our clients a printed copy of the e-filed return. This saves having to mail a copy to the IRS. We can also have the refund electronically deposited into up to three separate accounts, or have the payment due deducted electronically from your bank account (on a date you select). We do not routinely prepare paper returns. We only prepare paper returns (still using the computer) in rare situations, generally when required by the IRS (for example, an amended return). If an Oregon return is required, we will also prepare and e-file it.

Our sites are only open between Feb 1st and the end of the filing season. The days and hours of operation are listed below. Generally speaking all of our Tax-Aide sites are very busy the first 2-4 weeks; it is not unusual to have more people waiting for service than we can handle when we open for business and we have to turn people away immediately. The sites generally become somewhat less busy the later part of February and during March. In April activity picks up again as people rush to beat the April 15 deadline. If you can avoid the busy times it would help both you and us.

Sites will close at the hours shown. Tax returns will be started only if time permits completion before closing.

Clark County

Vancouver Community Library (Main Library), 901 C Street, Vancouver This site has moved from the previous location along with the library itself and is now on C Street.
This is our busiest and also our largest site. Note that it is open three days per week, and that one of those days has an extended shift. Even though we have the most tax counselors at the Library, most of the time you should expect a long wait. If you arrive late in a shift you likely will not be served that day. More information is here site schedule and here driving directions

Marshall Community Center, 1009 E McLoughlin Blvd, Vancouver
Located on E McLoughlin Boulevard just east of I-5 and west of Ft Vancouver Way and Clark College. This site is very popular and well staffed, but is also very busy most of tax season. You should expect a wait or to be turned away if you arrive late. One reason for its popularity is that it used to be open five days per week; it now is open only two days/week. More information is here site schedule and here driving directions

Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver
Located on 136th Ave between NE Mill Plain Blvd and NE 18th St, and a little over one mile east of I-205. In the past this site has been open 3-5 days and been very busy for most of tax season. It has become a very popular site for seniors and others using the Community Center or Meals on Wheels site and for people living in East Vancouver. Note that this year it is only open two days/week. More information is here site schedule and here driving directions

Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave, Camas
Centrally located and easily found in Camas, this is a popular site for people living in Camas, Washougal, and East Clark County. It, too, tends to be a very busy site all year long and will be open two days per week this year. More information is here site schedule and here driving directions

Community Housing Resource Center (CHRC), 103 E 29th Street, Vancouver
This site moved this year (Tax Year 2013) from the basement of the First Baptist Church located at Main St and 27th St in Vancouver. CHRC is open Monday, Wednesday, and every other Saturday. More information is here site schedule and here Driving Directions

Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C Tenney Way, Salmon Creek
Located off 134th St about ½ mile west of the 134th St exit from I-5 (near the Fred Meyer), this site serves taxpayers north of Vancouver in Salmon Creek. It is a busy site though wait times are often reasonable. More information is here site schedule and here driving directions

Battle Ground Community Library 1207 SE 8th Street, Battle Ground
This site opened in 2010 in the new Battle Ground Library. It will be open 2 days per week. More information is here site schedule and here driving directions

Skamania County

Stevenson Library, 120 NW Vancouver Ave, Stevenson WA

Open every other Saturday beginning 1-31-15. More information is here site schedule and here Driving Directions

Clark County

Will Open Saturday, January 31 2015, closing day is Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015

Site & Location

Days Open

Hours Open

Community Housing Resource Center (CHRC)
103 E 29th Street, Vancouver

Mon, Wednesday,

Saturday(1-31,2-14,2-28>

3-14,3-28,4-11)

Mon 11:00 am to 3 pm
Wed 11:00 am to 3 pm
Sat 11am to 3pm

Marshall Community Center
1009 E McLoughlin Blvd, Vancouver

Tuesday & Friday

 Noon to 4pm

Vancouver Community Library
901 C Street, Vancouver

Mon, Wed, Sat

Mon 10am to 6pm
Wed 2pm to 6pm
Sat 10am to 4pm

Cascade Park Community Library
600 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver

Tues & Wed

 Noon to 4pm

Camas Public Library
625 NE 4th Ave, Camas

Thurs & Sat

Thurs 11am to 3pm
Sat 11am to 3pm

Battle Ground Community Library
1207 SE 8th St, Battle Ground

Wed & Fri

Wed3pm to 7pm
Fri1pm to 5pm

Three Creeks Community Library
800-C NE Tenney Rd, Vancouver

Tues, Wed, Thurs

Tues1pm to 5pm
Wed1pm to 5pm
Thurs3pm to 7pm

Stevenson Library
120 NW Vancouver Ave, Stevenson, WA

Open every other Saturday beginning 1-31-15

Sat

 11am to 3pm

Sites Across the USA

Information about Tax-Aide tax preparation sites across the USA will be available mid January. Go to the National Tax-Aide Site Locator and enter the zip code for a list of nearby sites. Tax-Aide sites are generally open only between Feb 1st and the end of the filing season (typically April 15th).


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