United Way of Snohomish County will be opening six free tax preparation sites throughout Snohomish County - three in Everett and one each in Lynnwood, Marysville and Monroe - to help working families prepare their tax returns and keep more of what they earn.
Last year, 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).
This year, the sites will be open from January 22 to April 15 and will be staffed by United Way volunteer tax preparers. This service is available for households earning $51,000 or less.
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 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
Six free tax preparation sites will be open between January 22 and April 15 in Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville and Monroe.
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.