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File your taxes for free with VITA program

January 14, 2019

Posted in: Community

For many, doing taxes is a confusing task that gets put off week-after-week until tax day sends everyone scrambling last-minute to get their taxes done.

Seattle Goodwill is here to help and has a stress-free solution.

Thanks to a partnership with United Way, employees who make less than $66,000 per year are eligible for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), a free tax preparation service that will be available at Goodwill locations in King and Snohomish County.

Simply visit a location, and a trained volunteer will sit down with you one-on-one and help you file your taxes from start to finish. Service is provided from January 15-April 18, 2019.

Once you get your W-2 form, here is what you need to bring in:

  • Social security card or ITIN and birthdates of everyone listed on the return
  • Photo ID
  • All tax statements (W-2, 1099 forms, SSA-1099 forms, mortgage and other interest forms)
  • Health Insurance Form 1095-A
  • Bank account number and routing number
  • A copy of last year's tax return
  • Documentation of child care and medical expenses
  • Documentation of any charitable contributions
  • Any form that says "Do not throw away, Tax Document."

Below is a list of locations with times and dates the free tax service will be available:

Burien Goodwill location

-Tuesday 5-9 pm

-Thursday 5-9 pm

-Saturday 10 am-4 pm

-Sunday 11 am-3 pm

King County Job Training & Education Center

-Monday 5-9 pm

-Wednesday 5-9 pm

-Saturday 10 am-4 pm

Snohomish County Job Training & Education Center

-Monday 5:30-8:30 pm

-Tuesday 5:30-8:30 pm

-Wednesday 5:30-8:30 pm

For more information on Snohomish County's United Way free tax preparation, contact:

Nicole Husbands
Tax Preparation Program Coordinator
United Way of Snohomish County
425-374-5526

NOTE: Free VITA Tax help is available January 15-April 18, but will not be provided on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 21) or President’s Day (Monday, February 18).

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