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Aims Community College Marks 10 Year Anniversary With Tax Help Colorado

GREELEY, CO – April 5, 2018 – Aims Community College has partnered with the Piton Foundation’s Tax Help Colorado program for 10 years by offering free tax preparation for those who earned less than $54,000 last year. There is still time to drop in at the Greeley campus, 5401 W. 20th Street, Westview building, on Saturdays until April 14.

Over the past 10 years, Aims Community College has filed more than 8,500 returns, helping refund $16 million to the community. Aims Community College represents 13 percent of all tax returns completed statewide for Tax Help Colorado. Aims has participated in the Tax Help Colorado program since 2008, when 20 accounting students first worked diligently to assist 390 taxpayers in the Greeley area claim over $500,000 in federal and state refunds. Last year, Aims assisted 1,080 taxpayers and helped claim $2 million in federal and state refunds.

“It’s very rewarding to be a part of Tax Help Colorado program for our tenth consecutive year,” said Aims President and CEO Dr. Leah L. Bornstein. “Student volunteers are IRS-certified to review, e-file and complete tax returns for county taxpayers. We look forward to building a stronger community every year.”

Aims students who help with the program take a two-credit course that 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.

For more information visit www.piton.org or call 211.


L to R: Academic Dean Jeff Smith, Tax Help Colorado Program Associate Sasha Prell, Accounting Instructor Gina Jones and Aims President and CEO Dr. Leah L. Bornstein


L to R: Aims President and CEO Dr. Leah L. Bornstein, Academic Dean Jeff Smith, Accounting Instructor Gina Jones and long-term volunteer Terry Gamble

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 for a four-year degree at Regis or Franklin University. For more information visit www.aims.edu/academics/ accounting.