United Way Free Tax Prep Site Open at Burien Goodwill until April 13

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United Way of King County is offering FREE tax preparation for low and middle-income families at the Burien Goodwill through April 13.

“United Way of King County is urging low and middle income families to take advantage of Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) with little or no wait for free filing,” reads an announcement, which continues:

United Way of King County’s Free Tax Preparation Program is designed to help low and middle-income families prepare their tax returns, avoid fees associated with commercial preparers and take advantage of tax credits like the EITC to keep more of their hard earned money.

Tax preparation services are provided in more than 10 languages by IRS certified volunteers and sites offer electronic filing of returns.

In addition to tax preparation, United Way is also offering other services such as applications for public benefits like food stamps, utility assistance and assistance with FAFSA (Federal Student Financial Aid) form completion and free credit reports.

In addition to filing tax returns, customers are able to purchase savings bonds and sign up for public benefits such as utility assistance and the Washington Basic Food Program.

For more information call 2-1-1 or visit www.uwkc.org/taxhelp

Here are the details:

WHO: Individuals and families reporting less than $50,000 annual income.

WHEN: Tax season ends April 15, 2013* (check site locations and times for schedules)

WHERE: Burien Goodwill is located at 1031 SW 128th Street; there are 17 locations throughout King County (full list here).

HOW: Taxpayers must bring photo identification and Social Security Cards (or Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses and dependents. They should also bring wage and earning statements (Forms W-2) and any interest and dividend information concerning their income and expenses.

ABOUT: Last year, United Way of King County’s Free Tax Preparation Campaign filed 14,400 returns and brought back $20.7 million in refunds back to the community.

INFO: For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Jared Erlandson at 206.293.5927 or [email protected]

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