July 3, 2012
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Learn how to become a volunteer income tax preparers at July 12 orientation

BRIGHTON, Colo. – Learn to prepare income tax returns so you can help Brighton-area residents during tax season 2013.

Front Range Community College-Brighton Center will join Tax Help Colorado in 2013 and is seeking volunteers to undergo free training to become certified as volunteer income tax preparers.

An orientation session to learn about the program is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12. Register online at http://www.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=40320094.

After orientation, the free training classes are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, and Nov. 17. All sessions will be at FRCC-Brighton Center, 1850 E. Egbert, in the Brighton Learning and Resource Campus.

Volunteers who complete the program:

  • Gain a skill.
  • Earn IRS certification as a volunteer income tax preparer.
  • Gain experience that looks good on a résumé.
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of giving back to their community.

The North Metro Small Business Development Center will provide business advising to anyone who wishes to turn their new skills into a small business.

For more information, call 303-655-2150.

Each year Tax Help Colorado, a service sponsored by The Piton Foundation and the Colorado Community College System, returns hundreds of thousands of dollars to Colorado taxpayers.


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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

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