For the second year, the Accounting Department and United Way of King County are hosting a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site in Mackenzie Hall (Room 132) from now through the tax filing deadline in mid-April. The site will be staffed by UW MS Tax students, who will prepare free tax returns three days a week through the tax deadline in April. The site will operate Mondays and Wednesdays 4pm – 7pm and Fridays 12pm – 3pm. All volunteers are certified by the IRS. Anyone who earns less than $66,000 per year is eligible (although the site does turn away some people with especially complex tax issues).
Last year, in their inaugural 2017 on-campus VITA campaign, student volunteers provided tax assistance to 700 taxpayers in King County. In addition to receiving adept tax assistance, these taxpayers also received tax refunds of approximately $1 million. New this year, the UW site is equipped to prepare tax returns for international students.
If you’d like to get your taxes done, stop by anytime with your social security card (or a copy of it) and any tax forms you’ve received. No appointment necessary!