The 2016 United Way of King County/Seattle University Low Income Tax Prep Program has started! Here is some information to help you answer routine questions.
For over 40 years, Seattle University accounting students have been providing the local community with a valuable tax preparation service. The program is a joint venture between Seattle University accounting students, United Way of King County, and the Internal Revenue Service. Students and United Way volunteers prepare tax returns for the public free of charge. The program was developed with the goal of helping individual taxpayers cope with the complexity of filing an accurate tax return. It gives accounting students a chance to use their skills to help others in the Seattle University community.
Former SU Accounting Professor John Harding established VITA in 1975, when the Internal Revenue Service asked for volunteers to help the public work through the complexities of tax returns.
Goodwill Seattle, 1400 S. Lane Street (near the corner of Dearborn and Rainier)
Mondays - 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturdays - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
When does it start?
Monday, January 9, 2017
When does it end?
Monday, April 17, 2017
What should I bring?
Is there a fee?
No. This is a free service for households making less than $54,000.
Can I make an appointment?
You don't need an appointment, but many sites get very crowded, especially during January and April. Customers should arrive as close to the site's opening time as possible for the best chance of getting served. Customers who arrive later may not be able to see a volunteer.
Types of Returns we cannot prepare:
Sorry, no business taxes, rental income, or sale of property or stock.
For more information, contact Jani Medeiros in the Accounting Department at (206) 296-5723.