Seven clinics opening statewide to help individuals and families file their federal tax returns

For the 15th year in a row, Goodwill Hawaii is preparing to open seven tax clinics statewide to help low-income families – individuals or households who earned $55,000 or less in 2018 and do not own a home or business – complete and file their taxes for FREE. Eligible participants can schedule an appointment online at www.higoodwill.org or by calling (808) 836-0313 to visit one of the free tax clinics opening from Jan. 29 through April 6. Those who earn above the $55,000 threshold may also be eligible to receive some assistance and should email VITA@higoodwill.org for more information.

“Goodwill Hawaii is pleased to be able to offer this much needed and very popular service to the community year after year,” said Katy Chen, chief operating officer of Goodwill Hawaii. “Like our other programs and services, our goal is to help local residents and their families become self-sufficient by helping them earn back their entire refund.”

­The tax clinics will be open during select dates and times starting January 29 through April 6. Locations include three on Oahu in Honolulu, Kapolei and Windward Oahu, two on the Big Island in Hilo and Kona, one in Kahului, Maui and one in Lihue, Kauai. A complete list of clinic locations and their hours of operations can be found below.

Participants should visit Goodwill Hawaii’s website prior to their appointment to be prepared to bring with them the necessary documents. Walk-ins will also be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only one individual or household will be served per appointment.

The nonprofit organization, whose mission is to help people with employment barriers reach their full potential and become self-sufficient, has been offering this community service for 15 years in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Aloha United Way.

Last season, Goodwill Hawaii assisted more than 2,200 households to file their Federal and Hawaii State tax returns who received over $3.7 million in tax refunds and credits. On average, each household serviced by Goodwill received a tax refund of $2,000.

Following is a list of the Goodwill Hawaii operated free tax clinic locations and their hours of operation:

OAHU LOCATIONS
HONOLULU CLINIC
Goodwill Beretania Office
1085 South Beretania Street (2nd Floor), Honolulu, HI 96814
Hours of Operation: Saturdays, 9:30 am-2:00 pm

KAPOLEI CLINIC
Goodwill Kapolei – Ohana Career & Learning Center
2140 Lauwiliwili Street, Kapolei, HI 96707
Hours of Operation: Saturdays, 9:30 am-2:00 pm

WINDWARD OAHU CLINIC
Windward Community College
45-720 Keaahala Road, Alakai Building Room 129, Kaneohe, HI 96744
Hours of Operation: Saturdays, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

BIG ISLAND LOCATIONS
KONA CLINIC
Goodwill Kona Office
74-5599 Luhia Street Suite F-4, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Hours of Operation: First and Third Wednesday of every month, 4:00-7:00 pm

HILO CLINIC
Goodwill Hilo Office
200 Kanoelehua Avenue Suite 102, Hilo, HI 96702
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-6:00 pm
Hours of Operation: First and Third Saturday of every month, 9:30 am-1:00 pm

MAUI LOCATION
MAUI CLINIC
Goodwill Maui Office
250 Alamaha Street Suite N-16B, Kahului, HI 96732
Hours of Operation: First and Last Saturday of every month, 9:30 am-2:00 pm

KAUAI LOCATION
KAUAI CLINIC
Goodwill Kauai Office
4334 Rice Street Suite 205, Lihue, HI 96766
Hours of Operation: Thursdays, 4:00-7:00 pm