FREE tax preparation for families making less than $57,000 a year.
Our free Tax Help is closed for the season. We look forward to serving you in 2023!
Due to irs rEGULATIONS, We are unable to prepare the Following:
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
Other
  • Income over $57,000
  • 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 marijuna
Non Resident Alien Tax Form
  • F, J, M or Q Visas; dual status
WHAT TO BRING
Required Documents
  • 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 2021
  • Self-employed/contractors: 1099-Misc, 1099-K and 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 2020 tax return, if available
  • Letter 6417 (if applicable)
  • Advance Child Tax Credit Letter 6419 (Check your Advanced Child Tax Credit amount.)
  • For joint returns, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms
FAQS
Q:
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 individuals who earn less than about $57,000 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).
Q:
Are the preparers certified?
The volunteer tax preparers are MCC students and community volunteers who completed Tax Preparation courses and have become IRS certified tax preparers.