Free tax help available for lower income families

United Way of King County is offering free tax preparation at 19 locations in King County through the second week of April. The program is designed to help low- and middle-income families increase their financial security and keep more of what they earn.

In Renton, United Way Free Tax Preparation Site is located at the Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food Bank, 206 S. Tobin St., Renton 98057. The final day of operations is Tuesday, April 15.

At the sites, United Way will prepare income tax returns with an eye to take full advantage of all the possible credits available, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

In addition to preparing federal tax returns, United Way is offering other services at the sites, such as applications for public benefits like food stamps and utility assistance, assistance with FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form completion.

United Way Tax Preparation is free for anyone making under $52,000. Services will be provided in multiple languages, including Cambodian, Vietnamese, Spanish, Somali, Amharic, Korean, Chinese, Tigrinya, and Russian by nearly 1,000 IRS certified volunteers.

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