United Way of King County
Last year, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helped raise 92,000 people above the poverty line in Washington State.
The EITC helps alleviate the impact of income taxes by putting an average of $1,500 back into the pockets of those who need it most—but most people don’t even know about it.
Last tax season, the campaign helped over 19,900 community members file their taxes, bringing $27.2 million back to the community in tax refunds.
Join the United Way of King County for a weekly shift from Jan. 11 – April 21; volunteers can choose from being a tax preparer or welcoming clients and connecting them to healthcare and other public benefits.
Sign up now to receive training that boosts your skills, and help reach the people who need it most. No tax experience is needed.
Training is offered on select weekends in December and early January:
New volunteer tax preparers must complete two full days of training to become IRS-certified and knowledgeable in tax law and our software.
Returning tax preparers can choose to attend two days of training for a comprehensive overview – or complete most of their training online with a half-day of in-person instruction.
Volunteer intake and benefits specialists (VIBS) must complete one full day of training to learn the intake procedure for clients, how to screen for benefits eligibility, and how to refer clients to benefits and financial resources. (end)
To learn more and get involved, visit uwkc.org/taxvolunteer.