United Way of King County needs lots of volunteers for its Free Tax Preparation Campaign, which helps low- and moderate-income people file their taxes.
The free help is available at 30 sites throughout the county.
Taxes can be a stressful subject for many people. Paid preparers charge upwards of $300 for a tax return, and often don’t tell clients about certain credits and saving opportunities. The Free Tax Preparation Campaign trains volunteers to do the opposite for low- and moderate-income filers. With no prior experience needed except our two-day training, our tax volunteers ensure clients obtain the refunds they’re eligible for. Each volunteer, on average, brings $30,000 back to the community. And Intake and Benefit volunteers inform clients of other savings opportunities, such as food and housing assistance.
Last year, we served 22,700 people! And brought back a total of $30.5 million to the community!
See the website for more information and to register as a volunteer.