Community Tax Help

Need extra help with your taxes? Many community groups and nonprofit organizations offer filing assistance for Coloradans. 

Tax-Aide

Find your receipts, W-2s and lots of patience, as you prepare to meet this year’s tax deadline of April 15. It’s not an easy task for many, so AARP offers free tax-preparation assistance for low-income taxpayers — especially those 60 and older. However, AARP membership is not required and all ages are welcome. Last year in Colorado, volunteers helped more than 31,000 people file their federal and state tax returns.

Colorado has more than 50 Tax-Aide sites, including senior centers, libraries and other convenient public locations. For more information, including sites, dates and hours, visit AARP.org/FindTaxHelp or call 1-888-687-2277. Some sites require appointments, while others welcome walk-ins.

Tax Help Colorado

In an effort to connect more families to valuable tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, The Piton Foundation, in partnership with the Colorado Community College System, launched Tax Help Colorado at the Community College of Aurora in 2007. Since that time, we’ve helped 82,800 families file their taxes and claim over $152 million in refunds.

Now, over a decade later, Tax Help Colorado continues to innovate and grow to better meet the needs of our families and offer additional resources. In the past few years we’ve expanded to include alternative models like Drop Off and Do It Yourself (with help), launched a community volunteer training program, and opened sites in spaces frequented by hard-working families, like child care centers and housing authorities.

Learn what we were able to accomplish with the help of dozens of community partners and hundreds of volunteers during the 2019 tax season. Learn more about Tax Help Colorado by visiting TaxHelpCO.org.

Denver Asset Building Coalition (DABC)

The DABC operates free financial and tax preparation sites in the City and County of Denver, from the last week of January through October every year. In addition to Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax preparation, DABC has recently started a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic that provides tax legal services. There are the income guidelines for the two programs DABC operates:

  • VITA (Tax Preparation)

    • $35,000 for Single and Married Filing Separately
    • $56,000 for Head of Household and Married Filing Jointly
  • LITC (Tax Legal Services)

    • Family Size 1:  $30,350
    • Family Size 2:  $41,150
    • Family Size 3:  $51,950
    • Family Size 4:  $62,750
    • Family Size 5:  $73,550

Please note that DABC has a new office address: 2475 West 26th Ave, Denver, CO. 80211. More information can be found at DenverABC.org.