Free tax help for low income residents available from United Way, AARP through April

my newsResidents can receive assistance in preparing their income taxes from volunteers from the United Way and AARP through April.

United Way volunteers are working Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Edmonds Community College. Volunteers are able to help people in English and Spanish.

Individuals who want to file their taxes themselves can use a free website set up by United Way for Snohomish County residents. The address is https://t.uwsc.org/myfreetaxes_snoco

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; records 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

Edmonds Community College – Mountlake Terrace Hall Room 212
(20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood)

Tues. from 5 – 7:30 p.m.; Thurs. from 5  – 7:30 p.m.; and Fri. from 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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

The AARP is offering free assistance in preparing federal tax returns for people with low or moderate income from 1-9 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays at the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave W., Lynnwood

Make an appointment at the Information Desk and get the required forms. AARP membership is not required. IRS tax forms and instructions are available at all 21 Sno-Isle libraries and can be printed from library computers.

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