Free Tax Preparation
Need to file your taxes?
Households with income of $54,000 or less in 2017:
- File in person at Volunter Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax sites
- Walk in or make an appointment for the Piton Foundation's 12-hour taxathon
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mile High United Way, 711 Park Ave W, Denver, CO 80205
- Households with income of $66,000 or less in 2017, file online at MyFreeTaxes.com
Have questions? Contact 2-1-1, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. by phone, text, or live chat:
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC):
A refundable tax credit from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to boost incomes of low-wage, working families. Eligibility for EITC depends on several factors such as filing status, income level, the number of qualifying children in the household, and citizenship.
Child Tax Credit
A federal tax credit worth up to $1,000 for each child under the age of 17 claimed on a tax return.
The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit
A federal tax credit to help families pay for childcare while they are working or looking for employment. Also available to families that must pay for the care of a spouse or adult dependent who is incapable of caring for themselves.
American Opportunity Tax Credit
A credit worth $2,500 per eligible student per year, to assist students and families with expenses incurred during the first four years of post-secondary education.
Lifetime Learning Credit
A credit worth up to $2,000 per eligible student per year, to help students pay for expenses such as tuition, books, and supplies during post-high school education.
Saver's Tax Credit
The "Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions", rewards employees who make contributions to a retirement plan or Individual Retirement Plan (IRA). This can be worth 10 to 50 percent of a maximum $2,000 contribution.
A state tax credit that provides Property/Rent/Heat credits for low-income seniors and disabled individuals.
Colorado State Income Tax Credit for Child Care Expenses
A state tax credit for families earning less than $60,000, which is worth a percentage of the federal Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit.