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Fort Lewis College and Tax Help Colorado to offer free tax preparation assistance

Fort Lewis College hosting Tax Help Colorado

IRS-certified Fort Lewis College students will be among those helping prepare taxes with Tax Help Colorado.

DURANGO – Running throughout the month of February, Fort Lewis College will host and help staff a site for Tax Help Colorado. Sponsored by the Piton Foundation and Colorado’s colleges and universities, Tax Help Colorado offers free income tax preparation for households making less than $50,000 per year.

To take advantage of this free service, visit Fort Lewis College’s Education Business Hall, Rm. 30 on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or Wednesdays between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. anytime from February 1 through March 1, 2014. Parking on campus is free during those times.

IRS-certified college students and staff guide the tax preparation. Fort Lewis College will have 21 of its students participating in this service. In 2012, nearly 9,500 taxpayers filed with the assistance of Tax Help Colorado. Those taxpayers were able to claim $18.5 million in refunds.

Click here for information on Tax Help Colorado sites and what those wishing to file should bring with them. For more information on Tax Help Colorado, contact Diane DiGiacomo at The Piton Foundation, 303-825-6246.

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