Tax Help Colorado

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 $53,000 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 2015 tax season, Tax Help Colorado provided free tax assistance to more than 10,800 individuals, helping them claim more than $20.4 million in tax refunds, including nearly $8 million from the EITC.  In addition, the program saved families nearly $2.8 million in commercial tax preparation fees. Learn more about how Tax Help Colorado positively impacts the lives of famiiles by reading client stories from the 2015 tax season.

Participating Schools

During the 2016 tax season, hundreds of IRS-certified students at 17 colleges and 6 high schools will operate 26 free tax sites across the state. Dowload our flier to view a full list of our free tax site locations and operating schedules.

Participating Schools

Adams City High School CCCOnline Global Leadership Academy Morgan Community College  Pueblo Community College
Adams State University Community College of Denver Horizon High School Mountain Range High School Red Rocks Community College
Aims Community College DeVry University Lamar Community College Northeastern Junior College Southwest Colorado Community College
Arapahoe Community College Emily Griffith Technical College Legacy High School Otero Junior College Thornton High School
Aurora Central High School Front Range Community College Metro State University Pikes Peak Community College Trinidad State Junior College


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.