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free-tax-2012-lgLow and middle-income people who need help filing their tax returns are invited to attend a preparation program through April 13.

The Free Tax Preparation Program, provided by United Way of King County, is available to individuals and families reporting less than $50,000 annual income.

The Tax Preparation Program is designed to help low and middle-income families prepare their tax returns, avoid fees associated with commercial preparers and take advantage of tax credits like the EITC to keep more of their hard earned money.

In addition to tax preparation, United Way is also offering other services such as applications for public benefits like food stamps, utility assistance and assistance with FAFSA (Federal Student Financial Aid) form completion and free credit reports.

The service is offered at 17 locations throughout the city and provided in more than 10 languages. The closest location for Capitol Hill residents is at the United Way Free Tax Site is located at Yesler Community Center, at 917 E Yesler Way.

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