January 24, 2023

MCC Offers Free Tax Preparation with Tax Help Colorado Program

This tax season, Morgan Community College is partnering with Tax Help Colorado, a program of Mile High United Way, to offer families free tax preparation. Beginning Thursday, February 2, 2023, IRS-certified volunteers will prepare and file tax returns free of charge to households with incomes of less than $60,000 a year.

Free tax prep helps ease the burden of commercial tax preparation costs on low-wage earners and helps connect families with valuable tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit, which is worth up to $6,700 for the 2022 tax year. On average, tax preparation in Colorado cost $200.

“Tax Help Colorado’s partnership with MCC benefits families in our community by ensuring taxpayers reclaim valuable tax credits to help support their household income and boost the local economy,” said Leah Thomas, MCC Agriculture and Business Management Faculty and Coordinator. “MCC’s tax site is operated by certified tax preparers with over 15 years of experience. Schedule your appointment online today!”

This free service will be offered at Morgan Community College, 920 Barlow Road in Fort Morgan on Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 2 – March 7, 2023, from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling (970) 542-3100, Monday-Friday between 1 p.m.-5 p.m. or on the MCC website at www.morgancc.edu/taxhelp.

In 2022, MCC Tax Help Colorado volunteers completed 386 Federal and State returns, resulting in $760,973 in refunds for families and households living in northeast Colorado.

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

About Morgan Community College

MCC serves students across eastern Colorado, with a campus in Fort Morgan and three centers in Burlington, Limon, and Wray. MCC is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The college offers more than 80 academic and career and technical education programs. For more information, visit www.MorganCC.edu.

About Mile High United Way

Mile High United Way was the very first United Way in the world. A group of visionaries including a Denver woman, priest, two ministers, and a rabbi, who believed there must be a better way to meet the needs of local people, came together on October 16, 1887, and formed what is known today as Mile High United Way. Today, United Way has 1,800 local chapters around the globe. Mile High United Way adopted the Tax Help Colorado program from its previous home at Gary Community Ventures in June 2021, based on a belief in the transformative impact that free tax preparation and access to valuable tax credits can have for the individuals, families, and communities.

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