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Edmonds Community College and United Way of Snohomish County offer free income tax help

Edmonds Community College and the United Way of Snohomish County are partnering to offer free income tax return preparation and e-filing to U.S. citizens and residents with less than $66,000 of household income in 2017.

Edmonds Community College and the United Way of Snohomish County are partnering to offer free income tax return preparation and e-filing to U.S. citizens and residents with less than $66,000 of household income in 2017.

This service is sponsored by an IRS program called Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).

Confidential tax return preparation will be offered now through April 16, 2018, on a drop-in basis on Mondays from 5:30 to 8:30 pm; and Fridays from 2:30 to 5:30 pm.

Come to Mountlake Terrace Hall 206 on the Edmonds Community College campus at 20000 68th Avenue W, Lynnwood.

Volunteers are trained using IRS training guidelines and are IRS certified to provide confidential tax preparation to qualified taxpayers.

Last year, Edmonds Community College helped more than 600 campus and community members file their tax returns.

For more information, visit edcc.edu/vita.

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

  • Picture ID (required);
  • Social security cards for all persons claimed on the tax return (required);
  • A copy of last year’s tax return (if available);
  • W-2 forms, 1099, and 1098 forms;
  • Unemployment compensation statements;
  • Child care expenses (including provider name, address and employer number); and
  • Information for college expenses.

Tax forms will be provided.

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