Free tax assistance available in Federal Way

Tax aide: The local AARP Tax-Aide Program is seeking volunteer tax counselors to provide free personal income tax preparation and counseling, with special attention to those ages 60 and older and to low- and middle-income taxpayers. Volunteers will be trained this month. In Washington most tax returns are filed electronically. Tax service takes place Feb. 1 to April 15 at several local sites. To volunteer, visit or call (888) 687-2277.

Tax help: The Multi-Service Center and United Way of King County are helping families file their 2008 taxes and determining if they are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Volunteer IRS-certified tax preparers will be available 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through April 15 at the M.S.C, 1230 S. 336th St. They will be conducting similar services at 14 other King County locations. All assistance will be free. Call (253) 838-6810.

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