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Free Goodwill Tax Preparation and Filing Center Extended Thru September!
Today is April 15th, 2019 & that means it’s Tax Day! Here is some good news for you! If you qualified for Earned Income (EITC) or child tax credits this year & have not claimed these credits in the past, you could be eligible for up to 3 additional years’ worth of refunds (2016 & 2017 in addition to this year’s 2018 tax year).
For those who want to look at these possible, additional refunds or if you are needing to apply for a tax extension today, the Goodwill Tax Preparation Center in Tacoma will be extending their free tax services for an additional 5 months, thru September 26, 2019. This extension of free tax services is in partnership with Goodwill, Pierce County Asset Building Coalition & funding partner, Key Bank.
Here are the details on their hours for free tax preparation for qualified families::
(from April 16th – September 26, 2019)
Open every Thursday from 3:30 – 7:30pm by appointment (contact 253-537-6709 / Goodwill in Tacoma to schedule)
“Valet” drop-off / pick-up service on Fridays from 9am – noon. This is to minimize the time you spend waiting for appointments. Drop off your W-2’s, 1099 forms for other income, Health Insurance form & any other documents. The tax filers will prepare your taxes and set a return date/time f or you to come back to finalize your filing or pick up your tax documents to mail to the IRS.
Location for Free Tax Preparation in Pierce County:
Milgard Work Opportunity Center
714 S. 27th Street, Tacoma, WA
If you do not live near this location, there will be other tax preparation centers offering extended tax prep services. These will soon be listed at www.irs.gov/vita . Just enter your zip code to locate a nearby site.
Income Requirements for Free Tax Help:
This free tax center are for those who qualify based on income – the requirement is for those whose income is $54,000 or less. The volunteer certified tax preparer with sit with you and prepare your taxes for you (just like a paid service such as HR Block, etc). Definitely call the center to ask if you qualify if you are close to that amount.