Tax Help Colorado

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At Tax Help Colorado you can get FREE tax help from a trustworthy, IRS-certified tax preparer through Morgan Community College. If you make less than $60,000 a year, you are eligible for free tax help and may qualify for a refund that puts money directly back into your pocket.

Get ahead with a cash-back refund worth up to $6,900 (or more)!

Tax Help Colorado 2023 Schedule

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Dates: February 2nd – March 7th.

Appointments: 2pm-6pm

Location: MCC Fort Morgan Campus, Cedar Hall (see campus map)

Prepare Your Own Taxes Online for Free!

If you prefer to file on your own, made less than $72,000 in 2022, have access to a computer and about an hour of time, visit to file online for free.

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Schedule your
Tax Help Colorado
appointment today!

Each appointment is one hour. Please bring all required documents noted below.

What Tax Help Colorado cannot help you with…

Due to IRS regulations, IRS-Certified volunteers cannot prepare returns with the following characteristics:

Income From:

  • Rental properties
  • Farming
  • Royalties (unless reported on Schedule K-1 or 1099-Misc Box 2)
  • Ministers and members of the clergy
  • Other gains/losses

Certain Credits & Deductions

  • Mortgage interest credits
  • Qualified adoption expenses
  • Health coverage tax credit
  • Federal tax paid on fuels
  • Casualty losses


  • Income over $60,000
  • Household employees
  • Kiddie Tax
  • Certain COVID relief measures; withdrawals up to $100,000 from IRA’s or workplace retirement plans
  • Adjustments needed for amounts reported on Form 1099-OID

Certain Self-Employment

  • Business income with a net loss
  • Expenses over $35,000
  • Vehicle expenses reported as actual expenses (Can do standard mileage)
  • Expenses for employees
  • Contract labor
  • Business use of home
  • Casualty losses
  • Costs of goods sold (inventory)
  • Return and allowances
  • Rental properties, including AirBNB
  • Income from controlled substances, such as marijuana

Non Resident Alien Tax Form

  • F, J, M or Q Visas; dual status

Required Documents to Bring

  • Social Security Card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) for each family member on your return
  • Photo ID
  • W-2s, 1099s and all other tax-related documents for 2022
  • Self-employed/contractors: 1099-Misc, 1099-K and a record of all income and expenses
  • Education expenses: Account statement and 1098-T
  • Childcare expenses: Total paid to childcare provider, name, address, phone number and Tax ID Number
  • Charitable donations
  • Form 1095-A – if insurance was purchased through the health care marketplace
  • Checking and savings account numbers and bank routing number if using direct deposit for your refund
  • A copy of your 2021 tax return, if available

For joint returns, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms

Useful Tools

Save time at your appointment by downloading these documents for your appointment beforehand!

FAQ: What is Tax Help Colorado?

A partnership between Mile High United Way and the Colorado Community College System, Tax Help Colorado offers free tax preparation assistance to the individuals who earn less than $60,000 a year, helping to ease the burden of commercial tax preparation 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).

FAQ: Are the preparers certified?

The volunteer preparers are MCC students and community volunteers who completed the Tax Preparation courses at MCC and have become IRS-Certified Tax Preparers.

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