PPSC Accounting students help families prepare taxes for free

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Press Release I Jan. 25, 2022

This tax season, PPSC is partnering with Tax Help Colorado, now a program of Mile High United Way, to offer hard-working families free tax preparation. Now through March 19, IRS-certified PPSC accounting students will prepare and file tax returns free of charge to households with incomes of $57,000 a year and less.

Free tax prep helps ease the burden of commercial tax preparation costs on low-wage earners and helps connect families with valuable tax credits. On average, tax preparation in Colorado cost $200. 

Last tax season, PPSC volunteers spent 650 hours preparing taxes. One volunteer earned the Presidential Volunteer Service Award with over 100 hours. You can learn about those awards here: https://presidentialserviceawards.gov/eligibility

“This year continues to create economic challenges for people in our community and we’re proud to be able to have a direct and positive impact by saving them money on their tax preparation,” said Melissa Nelson, PPSC's Accounting program chair. “Providing our students with real world experience is a major bonus.”

This free service will be offered Saturdays 8 am – 3pm, Jan 29 – March 19 at PPSC's  Centennial Campus, 2nd floor Atrium, 5675 S Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

Schedule an appointment: https://www.pikespeak.edu/tax-help-colorado
Questions: 719-502-4TAX or taxhelpco@pikespeak.edu  
A list of all the Tax Help Colorado sites, as well as the locations of other free tax assistance sites in Colorado, are available by calling 2-1-1 or visiting taxhelpco.org
Since its inception, Tax Help Colorado, along with the help of over 3,500 volunteers, has completed more than 91,000 returns resulting in $165 million in refunds for Coloradans.

About Pikes Peak State College
Established in 1968 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, PPSC offers associate degrees, certifications in career and technical fields and three bachelors’ degrees. With three campuses, various off-campus locations, two military education centers, and hundreds of online classes, PPSC provides access to a quality, affordable and flexible education to more than 20,000 students annually with both credit and non-credit classes.
About Mile High United Way

Working side-by-side with the community, Mile High United Way takes on critical human services issues facing our seven-county footprint including the Metro Denver, Boulder and Broomfield communities. Through our community programs and initiatives, we support families and focus on our three interconnected Community Priorities: giving all children a strong start, supporting education and academic success, and creating economic opportunity for all.