Colorado students provide free tax help

Colorado community college students can take a class, earn IRS certification in tax preparation, then provide free tax assistance to low- and moderate-income families.

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  1. CarolineSF says:

    High school students here in San Francisco provide tax help for community members who use the short form — this is at the Finance Academy at Phillip & Sala Burton High School.

  2. molloaggie says:

    That’s weird. I took a two week course and was able to help with the AARP tax aide program. My training included small business, stocks, capital gains & losses, itemized returns, and oil royalities too. I wonder why it would take a whole semester to learn that?

  3. The reason it would take a whole semester is that it likely is inclusive of a broader range of issues dealing with individual taxation that would make it a credit-transferable class for a bachelor degree vs. just a focused job training stand-on-its-own class.

    Frankly, this is a great idea and wish it was something that might have been around back when I got my acctg degree.