GREELEY, CO – January 16, 2019 – Aims Community College is offering free tax preparation and e-filing through the Tax Help Colorado program, funded by the Denver-based Piton Foundation. Anyone who earned less than $54,000 last year can stop by the Greeley, Fort Lupton or Loveland campuses on the dates and times listed below:
Aims has participated in the Tax Help Colorado program for the past decade, when 20 accounting students first worked diligently to assist 390 taxpayers in the Greeley area securingover $500,000 in federal and state refunds. Last year, Aims assisted 1,046 taxpayers and helped them receiveover 2 million in federal and state refunds.
“I am so proud of our continuing partnership with the Tax Help Colorado program,” said Aims President and CEO Dr. Leah L. Bornstein. “This program not only benefits our community but also provides real-world training for our students.”
Aims students who help with the program take a two-credit course which covers basic law and tax preparation in the Fall semester. Students then take an IRS VITA Certification Exam once they’ve completed the course, which certifies them to prepare tax returns for low to middle-income taxpayers.
“Our student volunteers are IRS-certified to review, e-file and complete tax returns for our community members,” said Accounting Instructor Gina Jones. “We love being a part of the Tax Help Colorado program and look forward to another successful year.”
For more information visit www.garycommunity.org/piton or call 211.
About the Aims Accounting Program
The Accounting program at Aims teaches students how to prepare financial statements, record business transactions, help plan for business growth and more. Students can earn an associate degree and get started on a career, or go on to earn a four-year degree at Regis or Franklin University. For more information visit www.aims.edu/academics/accounting.