January is the start of tax season. No need to fear because United Way offers free tax preparation help for anyone making less than $62,000 per year. Even if you didn’t make much money this past year, you can still qualify for tax credits and deductions which can add up to a significant refund.
The key to a smooth tax process is preparation. Make sure that any employer you worked for in 2015 has your current address so you can get all of your W-2s. Keep the records of your childcare and employment-related expenses. If you can find it, bring your tax return from last year.
United Way has 24 different locations around King County to serve you. Go to uwkc.org/taxhelp to find the site nearest you and get a full list of what you should bring.