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United Way opening Free Tax Preparation Sites Jan. 21

 


Neil Parekh (206.370.0058); neil.parekh@uwsc.org

Vice President of Marketing and Communications

United Way opening Free Tax Preparation Sites Jan. 21

(Everett, WA) - United Way of Snohomish County is once again offering free tax preparation at six sites in Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville and Monroe starting Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Last year, 2,588 Snohomish County working families had their taxes prepared for free at a United Way Tax Preparation Site, saving an estimated $469,260 in fees and resulting in more than $5.1 million in refunds. (The average refund was $1,803.)

Since 2006, United Way volunteers have prepared 12,025 tax returns worth more than $20 million in refunds for Snohomish County families. Almost a third of that total, $6.39 million, can be attributed to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which the IRS estimates lifts more than 6.6 million Americans above the poverty line each year.

This free service is available for households earning $52,000 or less; taxpayers with rental, royalty, or partnership income are ineligible for this free service.

This year's sponsors and partners include The Boeing Company, 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, taxpayers must 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 are required to be present to file electronically.

Locations and Hours

The six free tax preparation sites will be open between January 21 and April 15 in Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville and Monroe.

Everett

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 .; 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.

Lynnwood

Cedar Valley Community School (19200 56th Avenue W, Lynnwood)

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

Marysville

Goodwill's Marysville Job Training and Education Center (9315 State Avenue, Marysville)

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

Monroe

Park Place Middle School (1408 W Main Street, Monroe)

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

Free tax preparation, encouraging people to purchase U.S. Savings Bonds and financial education programs are part of United Way's overall effort to help Snohomish County families achieve and maintain financial stability.

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

Neil Parekh

Vice President of Marketing and Communications

United Way of Snohomish County

3120 McDougall Ave ., Suite 200

Everett, WA 98201

Ph: 425.374.5501

Fax: 425.374.5555

http://www.uwsc.org

Mission: United Way leads positive change that transforms our community and improves people's lives in Snohomish County.

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