In This Issue
Tax Site Updates

Arapahoe Community College is extending its filing days through March 25. Visit the tax site on Fridays, 9 am - 3 pm. 

The free tax site at Manuel High School has moved locations to the Community College of Denver, 1111 West Colfax Ave, Cherry Creek Building, Room 202.
the State Earned Income Tax Credit

To celebrate the Colorado state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) being available to working families for the first time in 15 years, Governor Hickenlooper proclaimed January 28 Colorado State EITC Awareness Day. 

Together with the  Colorado Fiscal Institute  and  Mile High United Way , The Piton Foundation hosted a press conference where Lt. Governor Joseph Garcia read the proclamation and spoke about the importance of ensuring eligible families claim the state EITC. Lt. Gov. Garcia was joined by State Senator John Kefalas and Krysten Stevenson, an EITC
recipient and member of 

Click  here  to watch the full press conference, including a testimonial from EITC recipient, Krysten Stevenson. 
Tax Help Colorado & EITC in the News

  • The Denver Post mentioned The Piton Foundation in a front page story about the new Colorado state Earned Income Tax Credit.
  • Fox31 Denver also covered the new Colorado state EITC, including perspective from recipients of the credit. 
  • The Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel ran a piece on the student tax preparers at Thornton High School. 
  • The Colorado Independent wrote about Colorado State Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day. 
EITC News is an electronic newsletter providing information about the federal and state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits for working families. It is produced by The Piton Foundation for organizations that partner with and support the Tax Credits for Working Families Public Information Campaign. 
Free Tax Help Available Through the April Tax Filing Deadline 
As of March 1, Tax Help Colorado's  27 free tax sites have helped more than 5,300 Coloradans claim nearly $14.6 million in federal and state refunds. But, it's not too late for families that earned less than about $53,000 in 2015 to get their taxes filed for free by IRS-certified preparers at Tax Help Colorado's tax sites. While many of our free tax sites close after this weekend, below is a list of tax sites that are open through mid-March and into April. Please encourage all eligible families to take advantage of this free service!

Adams State University:  Open through March 19 
Mondays, 4 pm - 7:30 pm 

Trinidad State Valley Campus:  Open through March 30 Wednesdays from 4 pm to 8 pm (Closed March 23)
Also, Saturday, February 6, from 9 am to 1 pm

Aurora Central High School:  Open through March 12
Saturdays, 9 am - 3 pm

Colorado Springs
Pikes Peak Community College: Open through March 19 Saturdays, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Centennial Campus

Commerce City
Adams City High School:  Open through March 19 
Saturdays, 9 am - 3 pm

Abraham Lincoln High School: Open through March 12 Saturdays, 8 am - 1 pm

Emily Griffith Technical College:  Open through April 14
  Wednesdays, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm; Thursdays, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm;  (Closed March 21 - April 1) 

Community College of Denver: Open through March 12 Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm; Saturdays, 8 am - 2 pm

Southwest Colorado Community College:  Open thru April 16
Fridays, 12 pm - 8 pm 
Starting April 2, open on Saturdays by appointment only. 

Fort Morgan 
Morgan Community College: Open through March 11 Tuesdays, 4 pm - 7 pm; Fridays, 9 am - 1 pm 

Aims Community College:  Open through April 9 
Saturdays, 9 am - 4 pm (Closed March 12 & 19)

La Junta
Otero Junior College:  Open through March 12
Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm

Red Rocks Community College: Open through March 9 Saturdays, 9 am - 2 pm; Wednesdays, 5:30 pm - 8 pm

Arapahoe Community College:  Open through March 25
Fridays, 9 am - 3 pm

Northeastern Junior College: O pen through April 5 
Tuesdays, 4 pm - 7 pm (Closed March 15)

Front Range Community College: Open through April 9 Saturdays, 9 am - 3 pm (Closed March 19 & 26)
Elected Officials Visit 
Tax Help Colorado Free Tax Sites

Rep. Dominick Moreno with Adams City HS students
Since Tax Help Colorado's free tax sites opened at the end of January, elected officials have visited six locations to observe the work being done, thank the student volunteer tax preparers and speak with the hard-working individuals and families who are getting their taxes prepared. We appreciate their support in helping to raise awareness about the EITC and free tax assistance.

Below is a list of elected officials who visited our sites: 
  • Greeley Mayor Tommy Holton at Aims Community College
  • Representative Dominick Moreno at Adams City High School
  • Senator Linda Newell at Arapahoe Community College
  • Representative Daneya Esgar at Pueblo Community College
  • Thornton Mayor Heidi Williams at Thornton High School
  • Representative Lois Landgraf at Pikes Peak Community College
If you're a community leader and would like to visit one of our free tax sites, email Courtney Sabine. Check out our Facebook album to see more photos of elected officials at Tax Help Colorado's tax sites. 
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