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United Way of King County opens free tax preparation office in Auburn

United Way of King County will once again open a temporary tax preparation office in the City of Auburn beginning Jan. 15 until April 15, 2013. Free quality tax preparation will be available by IRS-certified volunteers for households making less than $51,000.

The office will be opened at a new location this year: Green River Community College Auburn Center, 110 2nd St. SW, suite 145. Hours of operation are: Mondays 5–9 p.m. (until Feb. 28), Tuesdays 5–9 p.m., Wednesdays 5–9 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Tax preparation will be done on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis. No appointments are necessary. Tax preparation is free to households making less than $51,000. No business taxes, rental income or sale of property or stock. Citizens can also apply for public benefits, college financial aid and get their latest credit report and more during weekend hours.

What to bring: 

  • W-2s or other statements for you and your spouse from ALL your employers 
  • Picture ID (new requirement) 
  • Social Security card or ITIN number and birth dates for everyone on your return 
  • Any 1099 forms (for income from interest, dividends, retirement, Social Security or unemployment) 
  • Name, address and taxpayer identification number of child care provider if you pay for day care 
  • Records of student loan payments 
  • Records of payments for educational expenses, such as college tuition 
  • Mortgage interest and property tax statements, if you own a home 
  • Bank account number, for direct deposit 
  • A copy of last year’s tax return, if you have it 
  • If filing jointly, both filer and spouse must be present to file electronically

Free online tax preparation is available to all at www.myfreetaxes.com/kingcounty. For more information call 2-1-1, email eitc@uwkc.org or 1-800-621-4636.