United Way to Open Free Tax Preparation Sites in Everett on Tuesday

January 21, 2013

Everett, Everett Economy

United Way Tax Help

Tax preparation volunteers with United Way of Snohomish County available to help in Everett.

Once again the United Way of Snohomish County is offering free tax preparation for those making $51,000 a year or less. Here’s everything you need to know from Neil Parekh at United Way of Snohomish County…

Last year, volunteers at the three free tax preparation sites in Everett organized by United Way of Snohomish County helped 1,391 customers file their taxes and brought back $2,353,399 in refunds. That money gave a boost to the local economy, built up savings and helped people pay off credit card debt.

This year, the free tax preparation sites in Everett will be located at Goodwill’s South Everett Job Training and Education Center (228 SW Everett Mall Way); North Middle School (2514 Rainier Avenue, Everett) and the South Everett Foursquare Church/Children’s Village (14 E. Casino Road, Suite D).
This service is available for households earning $51,000 or less.

These sites in Everett are three of the six sites being opened by United Way throughout Snohomish County. The others will be in Lynnwood, Monroe and Marysville. All of the sites will be staffed by United Way volunteer tax preparers.

In 2012, 2,511 Snohomish County working families had their taxes prepared for free at a United Way Tax Preparation Site, saving an estimated $414,315 in tax preparation fees. United Way customers had an average refund of $1,700, which amounted to nearly $4.28 million in refunds (including $1.25 million in Earned Income Tax Credits).

Over the past six years, United Way volunteers have prepared 9,181 tax returns worth more than $15 million in refunds for Snohomish County working families.

This year’s sponsors and partners include The Boeing Company, the Washington State Department of Commerce, Moss Adams, LLP, Goodwill, the Wal-Mart 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.

Details on the Everett Locations

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

South Everett Foursquare Church/Children’s Village (14 E Casino Road, Suite D, Everett)
Tues., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m..; Wed., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Thurs., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For more information, please visit http://www.uwsc.org/freetaxpreparationcampaign.php or call 2-1-1 for information and referrals.

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