United Way Free Tax Campaign Now Ready to Help File Your Taxes for FREE

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The United Way Free Tax Campaign is now helping households throughout King County file their taxes for free, including at the Burien Goodwill.

Any household earning under $51,000 annually is invited to drop in and have their taxes filed by an IRS-trained and certified volunteer tax preparer.

Sites can help taxpayers in multiple languages. The tax sites have daytime, evening, and weekend hours available through April 15th. No appointment is necessary. The sites make sure clients get their refunds quickly and they double check to make sure clients get all the tax credits and deductions they are eligible for!

United Way will also connect interested clients to public benefits like basic food, FAFSA funding for college, utilities assistance and credit pulls.

The United Way of King County Free Tax Campaign is designed to help low and middle-income families increase their financial security. Last year, the program helped people file 14,400 returns, bringing back $20.7 million in refunds to the community. On average, taxpayers got back $1,400 in refunds.

Here are the closest sites:

  • The Village at Angle Lake, 4040 S. 188th Street, SeaTac 98188: Mondays and Tuesdays: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM and Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Federal Way Multi-Service Center, 1200 S. 336th St 98093: Open Tuesdays – Thursdays: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Taxpayers should bring photo identification and Social Security Cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and dividend information concerning their income and expenses for the year of 2012.

There are 16 additional United Way Free Tax locations across King County with varying open hours. To find the one nearest you as well as other information about the site, call 2-1-1 or visit www.uwkc.org/taxhelp.

United Way also offers a free online tax filing software for households earning under $57,000 annually at www.myfreetaxes.com/kingcounty.

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