Get your taxes prepared for free through Tax Help Colorado at Aims Community College

Submitted on: 02-05-2010

Aims Community College is again taking part in the Tax Help Colorado program, offering free tax return preparation and filing for anyone who makes less than $50,000 annually. The program is funded through a grant from the Piton Foundation, the Denver-based community investment division of Gary-Williams Energy. Students from Aims and the University of Northern Colorado who have earned their Internal Revenue Service certification to provide income tax preparation services will be providing the free service. "The service our volunteers are providing is a huge benefit to the community. Last year, we prepared nearly 400 returns and helped taxpayers receive over $650,000 in federal and state refunds," said Aims Accounting Instructor Gina Jones. "In addition, Tax Help Colorado gives our students valuable real-world application and insight into tax preparation and accounting professions. We are very excited to continue operating our free tax site and assisting our neighbors with their 2009 tax preparation." The Tax Help Colorado program at Aims will be open on Saturdays and Tuesdays beginning January 30 through March 6. Saturday hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. The service will be located at the Aims Downtown Center in the Kress Building, 815 8th Ave. The service is provided on a walk-in basis. Interested parties can call 211 (Colorado Information Line) for further details. Tax Help Colorado began in 2007 and is modeled after a very successful program in New Mexico, which helps nearly 30,000 taxpayers each year through 40 free tax sites across New Mexico. For more information, visit

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