About the Program
A partnership between The Piton Foundation and the Colorado Community College System, Tax Help Colorado offers free tax preparation assistance to individuals who earn less than about $52,000 a year, helping to ease the burden of commercial tax preparation costs on low-wage earners. The program was launched in 2007 to help link even more Colorado families to valuable tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
The program utilizes community college and high school students who take an accredited course on income tax preparation then operate free tax sites on their campuses for college credit. Learn more about the Tax Help Colorado program on college and high school campuses.
During the 2014 tax season, Tax Help Colorado provided free tax assistance to more than 10,400 individuals, helping them claim more than $20.6 million in tax refunds, including nearly $8 million from the EITC. In addition, the program saved families nearly $2 million in commercial tax preparation fees.
During the 2015 tax season, hundreds of IRS-certified students at 18 colleges and 4 high schools will operate 27 free tax sites across the state. Dowload our flier to view a full list of our free tax site locations and operating schedules.
If you are interested in learning how your school can get involved in Tax Help Colorado, please contact the program’s statewide coordinator, Laurie Morris.