Great news from Neil Parekh at United Way of Snohomish County…
Thousands of Everett residents have been helped by United Way
United Way of Snohomish County is once again offering free tax preparation at three sites in Everett starting Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Volunteer tax preparers will be working out of Goodwill’s South Everett Job Training and Education Center, North Middle School and South Everett Four Square Church / Children’s Village on Casino Road.
Last year, 1,630 families filed returns through these three sites, resulting in almost $3 million dollars in refunds.
In addition to the sites in Everett, United Way also ran free tax preparation sites in Lynnwood, Marysville and Monroe last year. Throughout Snohomish County, 2,588 working families had their taxes prepared for free through United Way, saving an estimated $469,260 in tax preparation 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.
Everett Locations and Hours
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.
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.
United Way is a community impact organization serving Snohomish County for more than 70 years. In addition to funding 107 programs through 40 agencies with a special focus on local health and human services, United Way of Snohomish County supports a number of initiatives focusing on early learning and education, financial stability for families, a youth program, North Sound 211 and an emerging initiative in survival English.
To find out more about United Way of Snohomish County, including how you can find help, how to volunteer and how United Way serves our community, please visit our website at uwsc.org<http://www.uwsc.org/>.
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