MCNC Fort Collins Main Library (Old Town Library) - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA Region 3)
Data Provided By
Mile High United Way - MHUW
Description of Service
Walk in for onsite tax preparation or facilitated self assistance (FSA). This site is open on Mondays and Thursdays, February 1st, 2018 - April 16th, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Offers free tax preparation and assistance for low income individuals and families.
- Federal and state e-filing is available
- Colorado Property Tax/Rent/Heat Rebate
- Schedule A (no Schedule B) for itemized deductions
- EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) & Child Tax Credits
- Forms 1099R, RRB1099, SSA 1099
- Credits: Child & Dependent Care, Energy, and Education
- Prior year tax returns prepared
Walk in for assistance and facilitated self assistance on a first come, first served basis.
Must have paperwork completed before getting in line. Go to the website www.makechangenoco.com/free-tax-prep/ to download, print and complete intake and consent forms.
Clients should bring the following:
- Valid photo identification
- Copy of 2016 tax return
- Social security cards (or ITINs) for all family members. Alternatives include: (1) photocopy of social security cards for all family members (2) prior year tax return with the names and social security numbers listed if MCNC/NoCo prepared return, or (3) letter from the social security administration or Form SSA-1099
- A voided check or other verifiable bank routing and account numbers for Direct Deposit of refund.
Clients should also bring any of the following that apply:
- W-2 Forms from all jobs worked in 2017
- Income statements for Pension (1099-R) and Social Security (1099-SSA)
- Statements for all other income, such as self-employment (1099-MISC), interest and dividends (1099-INT) and brokerage statements (1099-B)
- Statements of cash income, prizes and awards
- College tuition and student loan interest statements (1098-T and Bursar’s Statement), plus documentation of education expense
- Lottery/gambling winnings and loses (1099-G)
- Alimony paid or received
- ACA Form 1095-A (if Health Insurance was purchased through the Marketplace
- ACA Form 1095-B or -C if health insurance was obtained through an employer or other source
- Only notarized Colorado Durable Power of Attorney is acceptable
Clients who wish to itemize deductions on Schedule A should also bring:
- Documentation of medical expenses paid out-of-pocket in 2017
- Mortgage interest statement
- Documentation of real estate taxes and personal property taxes paid in 2017 – check forms carefully
- Documentation of charitable contributions
Foreign students seeking tax preparation assistance may call and leave a message to receive guidance on how to get help.
Clients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis for onsite tax preparation and may be asked to return another day if the maximum number of clients has registered for the day. Services are provided based on available resources and on a case-by-case basis. Published operating hours are subject to change based on factors such as weather, availability of volunteers, interruptions in site availability and technical problems. Spanish translation available by appointment.
Larimer County residents may be eligible to receive free tax assistance (within complexity limits) if:
- Are age 59 or under, with income up to $66,000
- Are 60 years or older
- Are home bound or have special needs
- Are a Non-Resident Alien, with or without an ITIN or SSN.
Fees or Charges
Hours of Operation
Mondays, Thursdays, February 1st, 2018 - April 16, 2018, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.