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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Free help with taxes

Trained volunteers with the United Way of King County provide free tax preparation for low-income people through April 15. In Bellevue, people can get tax assistance at Hopelink, 14812 Main St.

The highly trained volunteers electronically prepare and file people's federal income tax returns, ensuring that they receive all of the refunds to which they are entitled, especially the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which is targeted to low- and moderate-income workers.

The Free Tax Preparation Campaign allows low-income people to keep more of their money and avoid paying unnecessary fees for commercial tax preparation and "rapid refund" loans. Being financially stable reduces the risk of becoming homeless.

There are no income limits and no appointments are necessary for assistance filing basic individual tax returns. 

Tax help is available at the Bellevue Hopelink office 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. In addition to English, help is available in Tamil and Russian on Tuesdays, Spanish on Thursdays, and Hindi on Saturdays.

Call United Way at 206-461-3700 if you have more questions. 

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