United Way Looking For Volunteer Tax Preparers
United Way of King County is looking for volunteer tax preparers in our area, and here’s the scoop straight from their press release:
Every year, thousands of people in King County donâ€™t claim the Earned Income Tax Credit despite the fact that theyâ€™re eligible. That means millions of dollars go unclaimed â€“ dollars that should be coming back into our community. In addition, thousands of others who DO claim the EITC do so as a result of going to a paid preparer. That means many of our low-income individuals and families end up spending a large portion of their refund just to get their own money!
Thatâ€™s why United Way of King County joins forces with a variety of community partners to coordinate the Free Tax Preparation Campaign! Taxpayers receive all of the credits for which theyâ€™re eligible, and gain access to e-filing and direct deposit capabilitiesâ€¦and it doesnâ€™t cost them a cent.
You can help.
Get involved with United Way of King Countyâ€™s Free Tax Preparation Campaign and join the nation’s largest anti-poverty effort! Help low-and moderate-income individuals and families in King County keep more of what they earn! With the assistance of over 370 volunteers, the 2008 Campaign filed 12,330 tax returns, and returned over $14.4 million in federal refunds; $4.6 million in Earned Income Tax Credits. All of this was accomplished at no cost to our tax customers, and we estimate that we saved our customers over $925,000 in tax preparation fees!
By volunteering once per week during the 2009 tax season, you can join 450 fellow volunteers and help us meet our goal of putting more than $15 million back into the pockets of low-and moderate-income working individuals and families in King County! Speakers of Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Somali, Korean and Russian languages are especially needed.
No Experience Necessary! All volunteers receive free tax preparation training and are certified by the IRS. Slots at some sites tend to fill up very fast, so donâ€™t wait! Sign up now! Trainings start in early December, and the sooner you sign up the faster you can get certified and enjoy the rest of the holidays! And even if you canâ€™t do it this year, thatâ€™s okay! But you probably know someone who can, so pass this message along to them!
Tax training will be held at South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Avenue SW in West Seattle, and run from 8:30am â€“ 5pm. Trainings are available on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December and January and you do NOT have to complete both days on the same weekend. Lunch and snacks are provided.
For more information, or to Register, go to this website: