Thursday, November 17, 2016
Every year in Washington State, low-and-middle income individuals and families struggle to pay the bills and keep food on the table. Tax time can make an unstable situation even worse.
Not only is Washington’s tax system the most regressive in the nation, but predatory tax preparers can exploit people’s confusion around taxes, charging upwards of $300 for a tax return.
Maria, a single mother of two making $30,000 a year, has regularly had to choose between education, car repair, and dental care. But during the last tax season, she received a $3,000 refund, secured by Free Tax Campaign volunteers at absolutely no cost. This meant she didn’t have to choose between meeting only some of her basic needs.
Last year, the campaign helped over 21,750 community members file their taxes, bringing $29.1 million back to the community in tax refunds.
This year, we’re hoping to make an even bigger impact but to do this, we need your help. Join our talented team of volunteers, receive training that boosts your skills, and help reach the people who need it most. No experience needed!
Local Free Tax Prep locations:
- Shoreline Goodwill
- Ronald United Methodist Church – Shoreline
- Lake City Neighborhood Service Center
- YMCA KTUB - Kirkland
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