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Free Tax Preparation in Colorado for Lower Income Families

Article submitted by Mile High United Way. Learn more about Mile High United Way at their website and visit the The Piton Foundation website to learn about free tax preparation for lower income families. For more information on tax credits and to find the location of a free tax site near just dial 2-1-1 (it’s a free call!).

Colorado - Hard-working families in Colorado that earn less than $50,000 per year are eligible for free tax preparation services through Tax Help Colorado.

Mile High United Way‘s 2-1-1 and The Piton Foundation are proud to partner to help connect you to community colleges across the state, where trained students will prepare and e-file tax returns, free of charge, this tax season.

Find the location of a free tax site near you from Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1. Just dial 2-1-1 (it’s a free call!). Or go online to

You may also be eligible to receive up to $5,000 or more in tax refunds through the Earned Income Tax Credit and other tax benefits. Whether or not you owe any federal income tax, these credits could put thousands of dollars into your pocket.

According to The Piton Foundation, which sponsors a statewide public information campaign about tax credits for families, more than 320,000 families in Colorado received $659 million in tax refunds last year thanks to the Earned Income Tax Credit. But, unfortunately, many eligible families did not receive these much-needed refunds because they weren’t aware of them, didn’t know they were eligible, or didn’t know how to apply.

When filing taxes, be sure to ask about …

  • The Earned Income Tax Credit is a federal tax benefit that boosts the incomes of families with children that earn lower or moderate wages. Working people without children who have incomes below about $13,600 are also eligible for a very small EITC.
  • The Child Tax Credit also helps working families with children. This credit is worth up to $1,000 per child.
  • Special tax credits are available for those who are saving for retirement or paying for college.

For more information on tax credits and to find the location of a free tax site near just dial 2-1-1 (it’s a free call!). Or go online to

More about Mile High United Way

Mile High United Way works with private, public, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. They work with many local nonprofit partners, government agencies, policy-makers and businesses to deliver services regarding school readiness and success for low-income families, programs to assist the success of low-income and at-risk youth and programs to help adult self-sufficiency for low income adults. Learn more about their programs at their website.

Posted February 2013 on