Free tax service available in Greeley and Fort LuptonSubmitted on: 01-11-2011
Anyone who earns less than $49,000 annually is eligible to receive free assistance filing this year's tax returns. Accounting students from Aims Community College, who have earned Internal Revenue Service certification, will be volunteering to prepare tax returns for the public. Tax Help Colorado, which is sponsored by the Denver-based Piton Foundation, kicks off on Friday, Jan. 28. The service will be offered on the Aims Greeley and Fort Lupton campuses. In Greeley, the service will be offered from January 28 through April 12, on Fridays from 1-7 p.m. and on Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m. in the Westview Building, Room 614, 5401 W. 20th St. In Fort Lupton, the free tax preparation will be available on Fridays from January 28 through March 4 from 1-7 p.m. in Room 111, 260 College Ave. Visit www.aims.edu/about/directions.htm. This free service, which is quick and confidential, allows people to save hundreds of dollars they might otherwise pay to commercial tax preparers. "In the first two seasons alone, accounting students from Aims Community College prepared more than 900 returns which resulted in over $1.5 million in tax refunds for the residents of Northern Colorado, helping not only the individual taxpayers but also benefiting our local economy," said Aims Accounting Instructor Gina Jones. People using the service are asked to bring the following documents: · All W-2, 1099s and other income-related documents. · Proof of mortgage interest, property taxes, daycare payments, college education expenses, charitable contributions and all other tax-deductible expenses. · Social Security Cards for all family members. · A copy of last year's tax return, if available. · Bank account number and routing number to direct deposit your refund. With direct deposits, refunds are received in 7–10 days. For more information about the free tax sites, dial 2-1-1 at Weld County United Way.
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