Tax Help Colorado

A partnership between The Piton Foundation and the Colorado Community College System, Tax Help Colorado offers free tax preparation assistance to families who earn less than about $54,000 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 EITC and Child Tax Credit.

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.

Free tax sites, known as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Sites, are located across the state. Use the look up tool to search for a free tax site in your community using your zip code or address.
2017 Snapshot: Tax Help for Individuals & Families
Provided free tax assistance to more than 8,700 individuals
Helped families claim more than $14.4 million in tax refunds (over 4.5 million from the EITC)
Saved families more than $1.7 million in commercial tax preparation fees

Participating Schools

This tax season, hundreds of IRS-certified students at 16 colleges and 11 high schools are operating 29 free tax sites and special events across the state. If you are interested in learning how your school can get involved in Tax Help Colorado, please contact Courtney O'Reilly. The following schools and organizations are participating in 2017 - 2018:

Become a volunteer tax preparer
Although Tax Help Colorado traditionally uses student tax preparers at its free tax sites, we appreciate the support of community members who are interested in volunteering their time at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites. If you are interested in participating, contact Courtney O’Reilly. If you reside in the metro Denver region, you also have the opportunity to attend one of Denver Asset Building Coalition’s volunteer training sessions.