Tax season is upon us – but help is available for low and moderate income households and seniors. Beginning in early February, 22 FREE income tax preparation sites are opening around Pierce County - and most will remain open through April 15th. These sites are sponsored by the Pierce County Asset Building Coalition and AARP Tax-Aide.
For plenty of hardworking families, tax-filing is a chance to catch up on bills and pay for their most basic needs. That’s because of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Families must be working in order to qualify. Last year, workers in Washington State received an average of $2,047 from the EITC. Unfortunately, one in five eligible workers doesn’t claim this credit.
If you think you might be part of the 1 in 5, or just need tax assistance, we can help. To find a free tax site near you, please visit www.PCTaxHelp.org. For information specific to AARP Tax-Aide sites, please visit http://taxaide.us. Each of these sites these IRS-approved, and all tax preparers are IRS-certified.
And for those who want to get their taxes done early, join us for Super Refund Saturday, sponsored by KeyBank, on Saturday, February 9, from 9 AM to 3 PM. There are two Super Saturday locations in Tacoma: Tacoma Goodwill at 714 South 27th Street, and South Sound Outreach at 1106 MLK Jr. Way.