COLORADO SPRINGS – Tax season is right around the corner and for busy, working families this time of year can be extra stressful.
Every Saturday starting February 2nd and continuing until March 23rd, IRS-certified students will prepare and file tax returns free of charge. These services will be offered at PPCC’s Centennial Campus on the 2nd floor Rotunda.
To make an appointment, call 719-502-4829 or email TaxHelpCO@PPCC.edu. Clients must bring a social security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, a photo ID and tax documents.
Last tax season, PPCC students and volunteers helped 400 taxpayers file returns. This saved an average of $250 per taxpayer by having their taxes filed for free versus going to a paid preparer.
“In addition to cost savings, our students’ and volunteers’ knowledge of the Earned Income Credit and other relevant tax laws allowed our clients to receive over $1 million in federal and state refunds, having an estimated total economic impact to the region of $1.1 million,” Melissa Allen, PPCC Accounting and Finance Department Chair, said.
Altogether, Tax Help Colorado volunteers prepared taxes for nearly 7,650 people who received more than $12.65 million in refunds, saving $1.5 million in tax preparation fees.
You can find a list of all the Tax Help Colorado sites and locations of other free tax assistance sites by calling 2-1-1 or visit their website.