United Way available to assist locals with tax preparation

United Way of King County is offering free tax help to local families making under $60,000 a year at Phinney Neighborhood Center (6532 Phinney Ave N).

Volunteers will prepare taxes for attendees and help connnect them with one-on-one financial counseling, healthcare enrollment, and other public benefits.

“While the tax prep sites are often very busy in January and February, they quiet down in March, and we are hoping to encourage people who put off filing earlier to take advantage of this lull,” says Alexis Izor from United Way.

This free service is now being offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The campaign started as a grassroots initiative in White Center thirteen years ago led by United Way of King County. Over the years the campaign has spread throughout the county in an effort to connect low-income workers to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

According to UWKC, the EITC is considered as one of the most successful federal anti-poverty measure in the last four decades.

No appointments are needed to take advantage of this service.

Click here to learn more and find a list of what to bring

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