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United Way offering free tax preparation services through April 19

United Way offering free tax preparation services through April 19

United Way is offering free tax preparation services online and at 30 locations throughout King County – including Burien – from now through April 19. Households making under $66,000 can have their... [Read more]

Burien property taxes up 18% over 2017; but city will get only 1% more

Burien property taxes up 18% over 2017; but city will get only 1% more

By Jack Mayne Burien property taxes are going up more than 18 percent this year, but don’t blame the Burien city government – blame the Washington Legislature for approving the new school financing... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome New Advertiser – H&R Block!

Welcome New Advertiser – H&R Block!

We’d like to offer a hearty welcome to our newest advertiser: H&R Block! The folks at H&R Block have years of tax preparation experience. They are affordable. They are neighborly and friendly. And... [Read more]

United Way of King County’s Free Tax Prep can help residents in need

United Way of King County’s Free Tax Prep can help residents in need

From our friends at United Way King County: Clara works two part-time jobs and makes $30,000 a year to support herself and her two children. Every week she makes decisions on how to budget their money.... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident wants City of Burien to not pay taxes to support Port of Seattle

LETTER: Resident wants City of Burien to not pay taxes to support Port of Seattle

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Greetings Council, As I mentioned in the... [Read more]

United Way FREE Tax services provided at Burien Goodwill until April 20

United Way FREE Tax services provided at Burien Goodwill until April 20

Take the stress out of filing your taxes and maximize your refund – have United Way of King County prepare your return for FREE! United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help United Way’s Tax Prep program

Volunteers needed to help United Way’s Tax Prep program

Volunteers are needed to help United Way’s annual Tax Prep program, which benefits low-and-middle income individuals and families by providing free tax services. Tax time can make an unstable situation... [Read more]

Sponsored Post DAL Law Firm: Some tax debts can be discharged in a bankruptcy

DAL Law Firm: Some tax debts can be discharged in a bankruptcy

From Advertiser DAL Law Firm: Dealing with Tax Debt? We Might Be Able to Help! We’ve heard from many clients that they think that their debt to the IRS can’t be discharged in bankruptcy. Well, we... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: Should tax dollars be spent on unreasonable records requests?

JACK MAYNE: Should tax dollars be spent on unreasonable records requests?

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayne-PublicRecords090916.mp3 Do South King County taxpayers want... [Read more]

Special Burien Council meeting to discuss possible financial policies Monday

Special Burien Council meeting to discuss possible financial policies Monday

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was revised with updated information on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016: The Burien City Council will be holding a special meeting starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, to discuss... [Read more]

United Way of King County offering free tax return services at Burien Goodwill

United Way of King County offering free tax return services at Burien Goodwill

Take the stress out of filing your taxes and maximize your refund – have United Way of King County prepare your return for free! United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services in... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Discover Burien’s ‘Tax Preparation for Business Owners’ will be Thurs., Jan. 28

Discover Burien’s ‘Tax Preparation for Business Owners’ will be Thurs., Jan. 28

Discover Burien is holding a ‘Tax Preparation for Business Owners’ educational event on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. at their offices at 427 SW 152nd Street. Discover Burien... [Read more]

Council rejects move to cut police budget, gives Burien employees living cost raise

Council rejects move to cut police budget, gives Burien employees living cost raise

by Jack Mayne Updating Burien’s biennial budget halfway through drew attempts to slash the budget for city police and to increase the cost of living increase for Burien city workers. After two and a... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I am proposing that we levy on ourselves a Public Safety Bond’

LETTER: ‘I am proposing that we levy on ourselves a Public Safety Bond’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the Editor: Burien receives... [Read more]

United Way of King County offering FREE tax preparation

United Way of King County offering FREE tax preparation

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation services to local households making under $60,000. Volunteers will prepare taxes for attendees and help connect them with one-on-one financial... [Read more]

Business tax increased as Burien City Council wrestles with new budget

Business tax increased as Burien City Council wrestles with new budget

by Jack Mayne In a meeting leading up to December passage of the Burien 2015-2016 city budget, the Burien City Council preliminarily okayed increasing the business and occupations tax, and also increased... [Read more]

United Way’s free tax prep sites open Jan. 14, including at Burien Goodwill

United Way’s free tax prep sites open Jan. 14, including at Burien Goodwill

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation at 19 locations in King County, with sites opening on Tuesday, Jan. 14, including one at the Burien Goodwill (1031 SW 128th Street; 206-957-1020).  The... [Read more]

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

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

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... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘What are the New Taxes and Fees and Rates’ for Annexation?

LETTER: ‘What are the New Taxes and Fees and Rates’ for Annexation?

To the Editor: What new taxes, franchise fees and user fees will Area Y/ White Center residents, residential property owners and business owners have to pay to be part of Burien? What are the new taxes... [Read more]