PPCC to offer free tax preparation for lower-income locals

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Pikes Peak Community College will offer free tax-preparation assistance to low-to-moderate-income families this tax season, the school said in a news release.

PPCC partnered with Denver-based Piton Foundation to offer the free services through the Tax Help Colorado Program.

Internal Revenue Service-certified PPCC students will prepare and e-file tax returns for households earning less than $52,000 annually.

The program will continue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday through April 4 in the second-floor rotunda of PPCC’s Aspen Building at 5675 S. Academy Blvd.

“Tax Help Colorado has a presence on 18 college campuses and operates 27 free tax sites statewide,” said the release. “More than 30 percent of Colorado families are eligible to participate in the program, which was created to help alleviate the financial burden of tax preparation on lower-income households.”

During last year’s program, PPCC students filed 703 returns and helped local taxpayers collect around $1.5 million in state and federal returns, according to the release.

For more information, visit piton.org/eitc.