Friday, January 23, 2015

File Your Taxes For Free!

 Taxpayers with household incomes less than $52,000 can qualify for FREE tax help. A partnership between The Piton Foundation and the Western Colorado 211 is connecting residents to free tax preparation.  Tax Help Colorado offers free tax preparation assistance to individuals who earn less than $52,000 a year, helping to ease the burden of commercial tax preparation costs on low-wage earners. The program was launched in 2007 to help link even more Colorado families to valuable tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

Residents can visit the Tax Help Colorado tax site to get returns prepared and e-filed for free by an IRS certified student. Or visit one of the four locations in Mesa County:
Fruita Alpine Bank
Feb 2nd-April 15th
Mon & Wed 9am-1pm

Holiday Retirement (Mesa View)
601 Horizon Pl, Grand Junction
Feb 9th-April 15th
970 589 3789

Wells Fargo Bank (Main St)   
1359 Main St, Grand Junction
Feb 2nd-April 15th
Mon, Tues and Wed 9am-3pm

Wells Fargo Bank (North Ave)
2808 North Ave, Grand Junction
Feb 3rd-April 14th
Tues, Thurs, Sat 9:30am-12:30pm

211 Director, Christie Higgins, states “Tax assistance is available to residents from other Western Slope Counties by dialing a 211 operator and they will connect callers to free tax help within their local area.”  Higgins also reminds filers to ask about possible earned income tax credits, which may be available.
During the 2014 tax season, Tax Help Colorado provided free tax assistance to more than 10,400 individuals, helping them claim more than $20.6 million in tax refunds. In addition, the program saved families nearly $2 million in commercial tax preparation fees.
Contact: Western Colorado 211.

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