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Free 2011 tax prep and e-file at Edmonds College


Every year, Edmonds College offers free income tax return preparation and e-filing to US citizens and residents with incomes of less than $49,000. This service is sponsored by an IRS program called Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Volunteers are taught using IRS training guidelines and are IRS certified to provide confidential tax preparation to qualified taxpayers.

Last year, Edmonds College helped more than 400 campus and community members file their tax returns.

Confidential tax return preparation will be offered on a drop-in basis from Feb. 7-March 15 and again, April 3-13 in Mountlake Terrace Hall 212, Edmonds College, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. No tax preparation will be done during spring break, March 17-April 2. Assistance in several languages will be available.

Here’s what to bring to get help with a tax return:

  • a copy of last year's tax return (if available)
  • picture ID (required)
  • social security cards for all persons claimed on the tax return
  • W-2 forms, 1099 and 1098 forms
  • unemployment compensation statements
  • retirement income forms
  • child care expenses (including provider name, address and employer number)
  • if you are a student, bring tuition and expense receipts and any loan interest paid

Tax forms will be provided.

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