United Way of King County has announced its annual Free Tax Preparation service. From now through early April, any household making $51,000 or less can have its taxes prepared for free.
Hundreds of IRS-trained and certified United Way volunteers help people file their tax returns. The service is easy, gets clients’ refunds quickly, and is absolutely free. Along with tax preparation, volunteers help clients with additional services such as savings bonds purchasing, assistance applying for public benefits, and pulling credit reports. A new feature this year—you can text TAX and a five-digit ZIP code (for example, “TAX 98104”) to 313131 to learn which site is nearest to you. This Web link provides additional information about this service.