Free tax preparation assistance offered

Edmonds CC logoIRS certified accounting volunteers will prepare and e-file income tax returns for U.S. citizens and residents Feb. 5-March 15 and April 2-12 at Edmonds Community College (Mountlake Terrace Hall, room 212).

Call 425-640-1874 or go to for specific days and times and more information.

This service is sponsored by an IRS program called, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Volunteers are taught using IRS training guidelines and are IRS certified to provide confidential tax preparation to qualified taxpayers. Last year, volunteers helped more than 500 campus and community members file their tax returns. Assistance in several languages will be available.

Here’s what to bring to get help with a tax return:

• a copy of last year’s tax return (if available)

• picture ID (required)

• social security cards for all persons claimed on the tax return

• W-2 forms, 1099 and 1098 forms

• unemployment compensation statements

• retirement income forms

• child care expenses (including provider name, address and employer number)

• if you are a student, bring tuition and expense receipts and any loan interest paid

Tax forms will be provided.

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