Tax-Aide Helps Central Oregon File Taxes for Free


Provided by United Way of Deschutes County, CASH Oregon, & AARP

United Way of Deschutes County, CASH Oregon, & AARP are providing free, in-person tax preparation assistance in most Central Oregon communities again this tax season. Tax-Aide is open to taxpayers of all ages and backgrounds and is provided by local volunteers who are well-trained and IRS-certified.

Free tax preparation services will run from February 1st – April 17th at the following locations in Bend, Redmond, Prineville, and Warm Springs. Some sites are open weekdays, others on weekends; some are walk-in locations, while others require an appointment. Those accessing Tax-Aide services should bring the following: identification, income tax statements (such as W2s and 1099s), Form 1095-A if purchased health insurance through the Marketplace, tax-deductible expenses, and bank account and routing numbers.

Walk-in Site: Bend Downtown Library – 601 NW Wall St.
Saturday & Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm, February 3rd – April 15th

Walk-in Site: Bend NeighborImpact – 20310 Empire Ave, Suite 100A
Tuesday 10 am – 3 pm, February 6th – April 17th

Appointment Required: Bend Senior Center – 1600 SE Reed Market Rd.
Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm, February 1st – April 17th
To make an appointment, call 541.706.6234

Appointment Required: Redmond NeighborImpact – 2303 SW 1st St.
Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm, February 1st – April 17th
To make an appointment, call 541.526.3834

Walk-in Site: Oregon Department of Employment – 2321 NE 3rd St.
Every other Saturday 9 am – 4 pm, February 3rd – April 14th

Appointment Required: Community Action Team – 1136 Paiute Ave.
Tuesday & Thursday 9 am – 4 pm, February 1st – April 17th
To make an appointment, call 541.553.3148

Last year, in Central Oregon, 2,200 returns were prepared for free through Tax-Aide, resulting in $2.1 million in refunds. Many of those who accessed Tax-Aide last year had average incomes of less than $25,000. The refunds averaged $1,000. And, many accessed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit.

United Way of Deschutes County is a Central Oregon-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a local Board of Directors, community leaders, and volunteers. Established in 1952, the agency has been building stronger individuals, families, and communities for 65 years by investing in programs and services that support the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.

To learn more about accessing free tax preparation services through Tax-Aide, call United Way at 541.389.6507 or visit, go to “Our Programs” and click on “Tax-Aide.”


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