PPSC helps local families file taxes for free

press release | Jan. 18, 2020

For the eighth year in a row, Pikes Peak State College is partnering with the Denver-based Piton Foundation to offer hard-working families free tax preparation through the Tax Help Colorado program. 

Beginning Saturday, February 1, IRS-certified accounting students and volunteers will prepare and file tax returns free of charge to households with incomes of less than $56,000 a year. Tax preparers receive comprehensive training to ensure the families they serve to get the best refund possible. 

Free tax prep helps ease the burden of commercial tax preparation costs on low-wage earners and helps connect families with valuable tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit, which is worth up to $6,500 for the 2019 tax year. On average, tax preparation in Colorado costs $200. 

This free service will be offered at PPSC’s Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., Aspen Building Rotunda, every Saturday from February 1- March 21, 8 am – 4 pm. Appointments only. Call 719-502-4TAX (4829) or email TaxHelpCO@pikespeak.edu

Clients should bring their social security cards or ITINs, photo ID, and tax documents. For more information and a complete list of what to bring visit TaxHelpCO.org.

A list of all the Tax Help Colorado sites, as well as the locations of other free tax assistance sites in Colorado, is available by calling 2-1-1 or visiting GetMyRefundColorado.org. 

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