Mercer Island Reporter


Tax help available from three sources

Mercer Island Reporter Staff
February 13, 2013 · Updated 10:53 AM

April 15 is right around the corner. Are you ready?

United Way of King County is holding several workshops for taxpayers throughout the region. Help is offered locally in many languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Amharic, Vietnamese, Hindi and Somali, from places all over the county.

For information on when and where tax help is available, call 211 or 1-800-621-4636. The help is free for individuals making less than $51,000.

If you don't need tax help and if your annual income is less than $57,000, you can file online for free at myfreetaxes.com/kingcounty. Questions? Email eitc@uwkc.org.

The IRS offers help on the phone and many taxpayers can file electronically for free.

Call the IRS tax hotline toll-free at 1-800-829-1040 or go to www.irs.gov/uac/Free-File%3A-Do-Your-Federal-Taxes-for-Free for more information.

For in-person help from the IRS, taxpayers can go to 520 112th Ave. N.E., Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. To find out more, call (425) 456-9637. In downtown Seattle, help is available at 915 Second Ave., Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For information, call (206) 220-6015.

Tax forms and instructions are available at the Mercer Island post office and library.



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