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 Students getting help with taxes

Most people rank filing tax returns just above getting dental surgery, but there is one heroic group, our very own Master of Science in Taxation students, who thrive on doing taxes, and they are offering their services for free on the UW campus.

For the third year running, the United Way of King County has joined forces with MS Tax to create UW VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), a program that last year alone completed 435 tax returns with over $300,000 worth of refunds!

The UW VITA site is the only United Way VITA site in King County qualified (and certified by the IRS) to prepare both domestic and international student returns whose household income is less than $66,000 per year. This year will be the first year that the site also helps prepare international student returns remotely from other drop off sites in King County, such as Bellevue College. The MS Tax program is hoping to expand the reach of the students’ tax expertise by helping out international students across all of King County.

If you would like to receive help with your taxes or you know of someone who could use some assistance, here is what you need to know.

What to bring:

  • A social security card or international taxpayer number (ITN) for each person listed on the return, as well as a photo ID.
  • All your tax forms – W-2s, 1099s, etc. Take a look at United Way’s FAQ to be sure you have everything you need.

When to visit:

  • Open until April 19th, 2019 (except Federal Holidays and during spring break from March 25th to March 29th)
    • Mondays 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Wednesdays 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Fridays 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Where to go:

  • Ground floor of Mackenzie Hall located on the north side of the UW campus. Click here for a campus map with Mackenzie Hall.



3 Responses

  1. Levian Brink

    Will you all be offering free tax help again this year (2020), virtual or in-person when restrictions are lifted?

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