AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and Denver Human Services are teaming up to provide free, income tax preparation to people of all ages through the VITA/TCE, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and Tax Assistance for the Elderly, which offered tax help to over 22,000 Colorado citizens last year.
Taxpayers can access this service at the Denver Human Services Richard T. Castro office located at 1200 Federal Blvd., 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday through March 29 on a drop in basis. The primary RTD bus lines to reach the Castro office are the 30L, 30, 31 and 36L.
Income tax filers are asked to bring the following documents to the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide VITA site:
- Social Security numbers for family members and photo ID
- W-2 for each employer
- Unemployment compensation statements
- SSA-1099 form showing the total Social Security benefits paid
- 1099 forms reporting interest (1099-INT) and dividends (1099-DIV)
- 1099-R form if you received a pension or annuity
- Dependent care provider information (name, employer ID or Social Security number)
- Social security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents
- Checking account information for direct deposit for any refund
“Denver Human Services is pleased to serve as a tax assistance location for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program,” DHS Manager Penny May said. “We encourage anyone that needs help filing their taxes to connect to this free, confidential service.”
Volunteers are IRS-certified and are knowledgeable about special tax credits including the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly and Disabled. This free tax program offers support for basic returns. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in cooperation with the IRS.
For more information and for a complete list of AARP Foundation Tax-Aide locations, visit www.aarp.org or call 720-944-3666.