The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Sound Outreach is proud to host the VITA program! Through VITA Sound Outreach is able to provide free tax preparation services to our community from February 1st – April 15th annually at multiple Pierce County Locations.

Click here for a list of locations

Click here for what to bring with you to a VITA site 

REQUIRED: ID for Primary Taxpayers and Social Security cards or ITIN information for anyone listed on your return

Services at the Lakewood Senior Activity Center are available by appointment only. Call 253-798-4090

All other locations dedicate half of their preparers to appointments and half to walk-ins. Walk-in services are available up to 1 hour before the site closes or until the site is full. Available appointments can be scheduled by clicking below

Click this link to check your refund status

To contact or provide feedback to VITA program administration at Sound Outreach for any reason (other than appointments or to check on your return status) you may click this link or call 253-719-3700.

  Project Homeless Connect is January 26th!

On any given night in Pierce County 2000 people experience homelessness. This number includes babies, children, teens, and adults. They are victims of domestic violence, people with disabilities, veterans, and senior citizens.

Pierce County residents want better lives for their neighbors. We believe that hard working families should be able to go home to a safe, warm place. We believe that our veterans deserve the security of a place to live. We believe our children should know where they will sleep tonight.

Project Homeless Connect


Are you turning age 65 soon? Or just want to know more about Medicare? Join Sound Outreach and the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) for “All Things Medicare!” This FREE class is instructed by a trained Office of Insurance Commissioner volunteer SHIBA counselor presenter.

Click here for information about the next All Things Medicare class!

Credit UP Podcasts Series Premier

The Credit Up Podcasts Series is derived from Sound Outreach’s Financial Empowerment Program initiative of the same name. From non-profit leaders to first- time borrowers,  the hosts have authentic conversations with community residents about financial opportunities and obstacles in Tacoma, Washington.

For the first three podcasts in the series, click on the the link below.

Credit UP Podcasts

Check back for information on our 2018 Community Assets Luncheon!