CASH Oregon/Metropolitan Family Services will be providing free tax preparation and filing assistance in a different way this year due to COVID-19, in partnership with the city. The service will be provided by staff who will help scan your tax documents and assign a certified volunteer to help you complete your taxes over the phone.
This service targets low-income families and individuals in the Beaverton area (check the website below for requirements), especially those without access to Internet at home. The program seeks to help residents claim the tax credits that they deserve, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, which reduces poverty and adds an average of $2,500 to a tax return.
This service will be offered from Wednesday, Jan. 20 through Thursday, Apr. 15 by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be accepted this year. To obtain services, follow these steps:
■ Complete forms 13614-C and 14446 and our survey, available on the website: www.CASHOregon.org or at our locations.
■ Call 503-966-7942 to be interviewed and to schedule a scanning appointment.
■ Scan your documents onsite.
■ A volunteer completes your return remotely.
■ After two weeks, sign your return electronically or in person.
Appointments will take place at the Beaverton Community Center (12350 SW 5th St.) and you must arrive with a face covering. CASH Oregon can also help with applications or renewals of individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITIN). There will be a series of workshops offered virtually on various topics of financial literacy.
Dates and times will be announced soon, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/taxprep for more information about all these services.