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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) – This tax season, PPCC is partnering with Tax Help Colorado, now a program of Mile High United Way, to provide hard-working families with free tax preparation. Until March 19, IRS-certified PPCC accounting students will prepare and file tax returns free of charge for households with annual incomes of $57,000 or less.

Free tax preparation helps ease the burden of business tax preparation costs on low-income earners and helps families get valuable tax credits. On average, tax preparation in Colorado costs $200.

Last tax season, CCPP volunteers spent 650 hours preparing taxes. One volunteer won the Presidential Volunteer Service Award with over 100 hours. You can learn more about these awards here: https://presidentialserviceawards.gov/eligibility

“This year continues to create economic challenges for people in our community and we are proud to be able to have a direct and positive impact by saving them money on tax preparation,” said Melissa Nelson, PPPC Accounting Program Chair. “Providing our students with real-world experience is a huge plus.”

This free service will be offered Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., January 29 through March 19, at PPCC’s Centennial Campus, 2nd Floor Atrium, 5675 S Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

Make an appointment: https://www.ppcc.edu/tax-help-colorado
Questions: 719-502-4TAX or [email protected]

A list of all Colorado Tax Help sites, as well as the locations of other free Colorado tax assistance sites, is available by calling 2-1-1 or visiting GetMyRefundCO.org.

Since its inception, Tax Help Colorado, with the help of more than 3,500 volunteers, has filed more than 91,000 returns, resulting in $165 million in refunds for Coloradans.