Partnership with Tax Help Colorado fills a vital need for families with incomes under $54,000
Lakewood, CO – This tax season, Red Rocks Community College is partnering with Denver-based Piton Foundation to help hard-working families become more financially secure by providing free tax preparation services through the Tax Help Colorado program. Beginning February 3, IRS-certified Red Rocks Community College students will prepare and file tax returns free of charge for individuals with household incomes of less than about $54,000 a year.
In addition to getting their taxes done for free, taxpayers may be eligible for valuable, refundable tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit. Tax preparers are trained to ensure the families they serve get the best refund possible. The program also helps Red Rocks Community College students develop customer service skills, achieve practical, hands-on experience, serve their community and earn college credits.
This free service will be offered at Red Rocks Community College on Saturdays from February 3 through March 17 from 9 am to 3 pm at the college’s Lakewood campus: 13300 West Sixth Avenue, room 1103. Parking is free.
Tax Help Colorado operates 24 free tax sites statewide; last year, they provided free tax assistance to over 8,750 individuals, helping them claim nearly $14 million in tax refunds, including nearly $5 million from the EITC. In addition, the program saved families more than $2.2 million in commercial tax preparation fees. Learn more about how Tax Help Colorado positively impacts the lives of families by reading past client stories.
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 dialing 2-1-1 or visiting TaxHelpCO.org. You can also follow Tax Help Colorado on Twitter (@TaxHelpCo) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/taxhelpcolorado).
NOTE TO MEDIA: Local media is invited to visit this free tax site during tax season, and interviews can be arranged with student tax preparers and tax site clients. To schedule a visit, please contact Kimberly Rein at 303-914-6260 or email@example.com.
About Red Rocks Community College
Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 10,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada. www.rrcc.edu. Need accessibility? Contact Accessibility Services at 303-914-6733 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week prior to the event to request disability accommodations.
About The Piton Foundation at Gary Community Investments
The Piton Foundation, which is part of Gary Community Investments, is a private foundation established in 1976 by Denver oilman Sam Gary. It is committed to improving the lives of Colorado’s low-income children and their families by increasing access to quality early childhood and youth development opportunities and fostering healthy family and community environments. In addition to investing in creative solutions for Colorado’s low-income children and their families, Piton operates its own programs, including the Shift Research Lab, Tax Help Colorado, and the nation’s largest and longest-running Earned Income Tax Credit public information campaign.