Twenty percent of taxpayers who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit fail to make the claim.
And there is help – free help - available.
Key Bank, Tacoma Goodwill, and the Pierce County Building Coalition will conduct a tax assistance “Super Refund Saturday” workshop on Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Milgard Work Opportunity Center. Low and moderate income singles and families are welcome to attend.
Last year’s Super Saturday event netted 88 tax returns with total refunds reaching over $171,000, according to a Tacoma Goodwill release.
The workshop is meant to encourage more persons to take advantage of special tax credits for which they may qualify this year such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.
Following Super Refund Saturday, the partnership will continue offering free tax preparation at Milgard for families earning up to $52,000 per year every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 7 p.m. through April 15.
The Milgard Center is located at 714 S. 27th St. in Tacoma. Visit tacomagoodwill.org for more information.
To minimize wait time, scheduling an appointment is recommended by calling 253-573-6698.
Maximum refunds resulting from the EITC can range anywhere from $487 to $6,044 for families, depending on income and family size.
If you plan to attend, you’ll need to bring W-2 forms, Social Security cards for yourself, your spouse, each child and/or dependent, 1099 forms (interest, earnings as an independent contractor), unemployment form, proof of childcare payments, state-issued photo ID, last year’s tax return (if available), bank account and routing number for direct deposit (if applicable). For more information on what to bring, visit irs.gov.