United Way Free Tax Preparation Centers Help Bring Back More Than $2 Million to Everett

March 24, 2012


Here’s some great news from the United Way of Snohomish County…

If you make less than 50k per year you can get free tax help thru April 14th

Working mostly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings, volunteers have helped 1,041 people at three locations in Everett file their taxes for free as part of the United Way of Snohomish County’s free tax preparation program.

The tax preparers at the Everett sites at Goodwill’s South Everett Job Training and Education Center, North Middle School and South Everett Foursquare Church/Children’s Village have helped residents get back $2,036,065 in refunds including $713,954 through the Earned Income Tax Credit saving taxpayers more than $171,765 in preparation fees. The average income for those making use of the program is approximately $25,000 a year.

Although the deadline for filing taxes this year is April 17, the free tax preparation centers will only be open until Saturday, April 14.

The tax sites are staffed by IRS-certified volunteers. At some of the sites (at particular times), volunteers are able to help people in Tagalog, Mandarin, Khmer, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Chichewa and Vietnamese.

The free service is intended to help people who make $50,000 or less.

Over the past four years, United Way volunteers have prepared 6,400 tax returns worth $10.5 million in refunds for Snohomish County working families.

This year’s sponsors and partners include the Boeing Company, the Washington State Department of Commerce, Bank of America, Moss Adams, LLP, Goodwill, the Walmart Foundation, and the Internal Revenue Service.

What You Should Bring:

Although no appointment is necessary, people should bring a picture ID; social security card or tax identification number for everyone on the return; W2s or other income statements from all employers, any 1099 forms; the name, address and tax ID number for your child care provider; records of student loan payments; record of payments for educational expenses such as college tuition; mortgage interest and property tax statements; a bank account number to receive your refund via direct deposit; last year’s tax return – if you have it; and if you’re filing jointly, both spouses must be present to file electronically.

Locations and Hours

There are three different free tax preparation centers in Everett. They will be open until Saturday, April 14.


Goodwill’s South Everett Job Training and Education Center (228 SW Everett Mall Way, Everett)

Tues., 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Thurs., 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

North Middle School (2514 Rainier Avenue, Everett)

Tues., 5 – 8 p.m.; Thurs., 5 – 8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

South Everett Foursquare Church/Children’s Village (14 E Casino Road, Suite D, Everett)

Tues.,3 – 7 p.m.; Wed., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Thurs., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Fri., 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.


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