Front Range Community College has received a certificate of appreciation from the Internal Revenue Service for 10 years of tax-return assistance to low-income and senior-citizen taxpayers.
The Larimer Campus has been a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site during tax season – late January through mid-April. VITA provides free tax help to people who in a recent year earned $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited-English taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their tax returns.
A second program, Tax Counseling for the Elderly, offers free tax help for those 60 and older
FRCC accounting students receive IRS certification to provide free basic tax return preparation with electronic filing.
Over the years, volunteers have assisted thousands of taxpayers file returns that have generated hundreds of thousands of dollars of refunds and Earned Income Tax Credits to qualified individuals.
“You played a critical role in helping taxpayers comply with the tax laws, obtain the benefits of deductions and credits and gain valuable financial insight to assist them with building assets,” wrote Frank Nolden, IRS director of stakeholder partnerships, education, and communication.
The Larimer Campus will be a tax-assistance site for the 2016 tax season, starting in late January 2017.
About Front Range Community College
FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), the state’s largest system of higher education, with 13 colleges across Colorado serving more than 151,000 students annually. CCCS is a vital statewide pathway to individual achievement and economic vitality. Further, CCCS institutions provide an accessible, responsive learning environment that facilitates the achievement of educational, professional, and personal goals by our students and other members of our communities, and each fosters an atmosphere that embraces academic excellence, diversity, and innovation.