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Need Help Filing Your Taxes? Volunteers Are Coming To The Y-K Delta To Help

Jan 30, 2019

Volunteers with the Alaska Business Development Center will be at the Long House Hotel in Bethel Feb. 1-3, 2019 to help people file their federal taxes. The service is free.
Credit Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Federal income tax filing season has begun, and free help to complete this filing is coming to Bethel this weekend. The Alaska Business Development Center is bringing volunteers to town who can walk you through the process. They'll be at the Long House Hotel this Friday through Sunday at the following times:

  • Friday, Feb. 1 from 1:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb 2 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

People wanting to use this service will need to bring a Social Security card and either a state issued ID or a tribal ID for themselves, their spouse, and their children. They will also need to bring all relevant tax documents, like W-2s and 1099s.

People will be helped on a first come, first served basis. If you can’t get a slot this weekend, there will be a second chance for free income tax filing help later in the month. Volunteers will be returning to Bethel February 28 through March 2 to provide the same free service at the Bethel Cultural Center.

Volunteers will also be visiting communities throughout the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to offer tax help:

Bethel: Feb. 1-3 at Long House Hotel

Bethel: Feb. 28 - Mar. 2 at Bethel Cultural Center

Chefornak: Feb. 21-23 at CVRF building

Chevak: Feb. 17-23 at Tribal office

Eek: Feb. 17-20 at CVRF building

Goodnews Bay: Feb. 24-27 at CVRF building

Hooper Bay: Feb. 10-16 at Tribal building

Kipnuk: Feb. 17-21 at CVRF building

Kongiganak: Feb. 27 - Mar 2 at CVRF building

Kwigillingok: Feb. 24-27 at CVRF building

Mekoryuk: Feb. 8-10 at CVRF building

Napakiak: Feb. 20-23 at CVRF building

Napaskiak: Feb. 10-14 at CVRF building

Newtok: Feb. 15-17 at CVRF building

Nightmute: Feb. 28 - Mar 2 at CVRF building

Oscarville: Feb. 15 at Tribal office

Platinum: Feb. 27-28 at Tribal office

Quinhagak: Feb. 10-16 at CVRF building

Scammon Bay: Feb. 15-17 at CVRF building

Toksook Bay: Feb. 8-10 at CVRF building

Tuntutuliak: Feb. 15-17 at CVRF building

Tununak: Feb. 24-28 at CVRF building

For more information, call the Alaska Business Development Center at 907-562-0335. Services are also available through the ABDC website at www.abdc.org/taxforms.