Thursday, January 30, 2014

Free Tax sites prepared to help citizens

Tax prep sites last year served more than 5,000 local residents

Posted By on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 4:59 PM

On Saturday, Feb. 1, Spokane County United Way's free tax prep sites open, with volunteers ready and willing to help those who earned less than $51,567 last year. The sites remain open through April 15. 

Last year, IRS-approved volunteers — college accounting students from Gonzaga, EWU, and Whitworth, as well as AARP specialists and business professionals — helped 5,000 Spokane citizens prepare and e-file their federal tax returns, returning $5.5 million to the community. 

If you plan on heading over to one of the eight sites (listed below, or see this information on United Way's website) to file your taxes, make sure to bring all the necessary paperwork with you, which includes the following: 

— Your 2012 tax return
— A valid photo ID
— All income statements including W-2s and 1098 or 1099 forms for you and your spouse
— Social Security cards for you, your spouse and household members
— Proof of any other income for you and your spouse, as well as banking information
— Child care provider information
— Property tax information if you are a homeowner

The following sites accept walk-in clients:

Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. [Open Tues from 2-5 pm; Sat from 11 am-3 pm]

Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. [Open Mon from 4-7 pm; Fri from 1-4 pm; Sat from 10 am-1 pm]

Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest St. [Open Fri from 11 am-3 pm]

Medical Lake City Hall, 124 S. Lefevre [Open Wed and Thur from 5-7 pm]

Sites by appointment only, call 358-3526 to schedule an appointment:

Cheney Library, 610 S. First St. [Open Thurs from 4-7 pm; Fri from 1-5 pm]

Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St. [Open Wed from 4-8 pm; Tues, Thur and Sat from 10 am-2 pm]

Spokane County United Way, 920 N. Washington St., Ste. 100 [Open Tues from 4-7 pm; Fri from 9 am-2 pm; Sat from 9 am-4 pm]

Downtown Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main Ave. [Open Mon-Wed from 10:30 am-2 pm; Thurs-Fri from 2pm-5pm] 

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