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Income Tax Assistance

Free Tax Preparation

Volunteers in the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly)/AARP programs provide free tax preparation for people with basic tax returns, particularly those with low and limited income, individuals with disabilities, and non-English-speaking and elderly taxpayers.

IMPORTANT: What to Take with You

Boulder County Locations & Hours

Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado VITA: Koelbel Bldg., 995 Regent Drive, Room 375 (map)

  • February 1–April 8, 2020
  • Saturdays 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Accessible with the RTD 209 and Stampede buses; or the Hop, Skip, Dash and FF1 (some walking required).
  • Free parking in parking garage on Regent Drive.
  • No appointment is necessary.

East Age Well Center (formerly, East Boulder Senior Center) TCE/AARP: 560 Sioux Dr (map)

  • February 7-April 10, 2020
  • Fridays 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Appointment required: call (720) 475-6639 or online at
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Sponsored by AARP

Need additional help?  Contact us and we’ll put you in touch with the resources that best fit your needs.

Volunteers WILL Prepare

  • Form 982 (limited)
  • Form 1040 (1040A and 1040EZ no longer used)
  • Schedules A, B, D, C-EZ, EIC, R, SE
  • Schedule C (limited)
  • Schedule E (limited)
  • Form 1040-V
  • Form 1040-ES
  • Form 2441 (Child and Dependent Care Credit)
  • Form 5329 (Part 1)
  • Form 5405
  • Form 5695 (Part 1 only)
  • Form 8863 (education credits)
  • Form 8880 (credit for qualified retirement savings contributions
  • Form 8812 (additional child tax credit)
  • Form 8888 (allocation of refund)
  • Form 8889 (health savings accounts; limited)
  • Form 8917
  • Form 1040-X (limited)


Volunteers WILL NOT Prepare

  • Schedule C with losses
  • Complicated & Advanced Schedule D
  • Form SS-5 (request of SSN)
  • Form 8606 (non-deductible IRA)
  • Form 8615 (minor’s investment income)
  • Form SS-8 (determination of worker status for purposes of federal employment taxes and income tax withholding)
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