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Get a Break This Tax Season with Free Tax Help

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Families in Colorado who earned less than $54,000 in 2017 could be eligible to receive up to $6,300 or more in tax refunds through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax benefits. In addition, these families can save money by filing their taxes for free at one of Tax Help Colorado’s free tax sites. Individuals can also contact Mile High United Way's 2-1-1 Help Center to find the free tax filing site nearest them.

Starting in 2016, for the first time in 15 years, low- to moderate-income workers can claim a Colorado state EITC. Colorado's state EITC will be worth 10 percent of the federal EITC, providing low-wage earners with an even larger refund at tax time.

Don’t miss out! When filing taxes, be sure to ask about…

  • The Earned Income Tax Credit, a federal tax benefit that boosts the incomes of families with children that earn lower or moderate wages. 
  • The Child Tax Credit also helps working families with children. This credit is worth up to $1,000 per child.
  • Special tax credits are available for those who are saving for retirement or paying for college.
  • Check out the Piton Foundation's flyer outlining eligibility requirements, tax credits, and what to bring to your appointment.

Learn more about your tax credit eligibility, and find the location of a free tax site near you by dialing 2-1-1 (it’s a free call!), or going to Tax Help Colorado.