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EITC & Free Tax Help

Working families that make less than $53,000 could be eligible for the state and federal Earned Income Tax Credit. Learn if you qualify for a bigger tax refund. Also, free tax help is available through the Tax Help Colorado program. Find a free tax site in your community.

The Piton Foundation considers tax credits for working families, especially the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), to be important tools for increasing the financial security of Colorado families. In 2013, more than 354,000 Colorado taxpayers received $772 million in EITC refunds, however an estimated 118,000 Coloradans are still missing out on as much as $257 million in EITC refunds each year because they don’t know they qualify. Every year, we conduct the Tax Credits for Working Families Public Outreach Campaign to help ensure that all eligible families claim this valuable credit. In addition to the federal EITC, this year Colorado families can now claim a state EITC, which is worth 10 percent of the federal credit.

We invite nonprofits, community organizations, government agencies and businesses to partner with us to help ensure that everyone who is eligible claims both the federal and state EITC. Download our EITC flier, EITC & free tax help flier, poster in English and Spanish and electronic newsletter & website copy. Hard copy versions of these materials are available for free in any quantity by contacting Courtney Sabine.

In addition, free tax help is available to families who earn less than about $53,000 a year through the Tax Help Colorado program, a partnership between The Piton Foundation, the Colorado Community College System and Red Rocks Community College. In addition to Tax Help Colorado’s 26 free tax site locations, a full listing of all the free tax sites in Colorado is available through our free tax site look up tool.