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Get Your Taxes Done for Free with United Way

Have you heard of United Way’s free tax prep service? Now through April 20, any household making $64,000 or less can have their taxes prepared for FREE by United Way of King County.

With the help of over 1,000 IRS-trained and certified volunteers, United Way of King County helps people file their tax returns and secure all the credits for which they’re eligible. The service is easy to access and is available on a walk-in basis.

Tax returns are prepared and e-filed for quick refunds.  Along with tax preparation, United Way of King County also offers additional financial services such as savings bonds purchasing, assistance applying for healthcare, public benefits, and pulling credit reports.

Last year, 900 volunteers dedicated 41,500 hours to United Way of King County’s Free Tax Preparation Campaign. Last tax season alone, the campaign helped 22,000 community members file their taxes, bringing $29.2 million back to the community in tax refunds, including $9.3 million in Earned Income Tax Credits.

This year, United Way is operating tax locations across King County through April 20, 2017. Clients should be prepared to bring to bring documentation, including:

  • Photo ID
  • Social Security card/ITIN letter
  • A copy of last year’s tax return
  • All other tax statements, such as W2 form, 1099-R forms, etc.

In addition, it is helpful to bring your bank account number and routing number, and any health insurance information from Medicare or from forms 1095-A (if applicable).

For locations, hours of operation, and all other information, visit us at www.uwkc.org/taxhelp.

If you have further questions, email freetax@uwkc.org  or call King County 2-1-1 (dial 2-1-1 or 800-621-4636).

Contributor Emily Vyhnanek is the Financial Stability Program Coordinator for United Way of King County.

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