IntelliTec College

Technical School in Pueblo Offers Free Tax Prep for College Students and Local Community

Press release   •   Mar 24, 2015 00:42 EDT

Free Tax Preparation Means an Immediate Savings Before Even Filing Taxes

Pueblo, Colorado - IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers are currently providing free basic tax preparation from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. every Friday at IntelliTec College of Pueblo through April 15, 2015. Appointments are available on a first come/first served basis, and appointments generally run 15 – 30 minutes.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program sponsors this free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

This is a Free and Easy Service

“I highly recommend students take advantage of this free service. It’s an easy process, and they need only a few items plus a little time to file their tax returns,” said Michael Catalano, certified volunteer tax preparer.

Catalano recommends individuals bring a photo ID, social security number, and birthdates, along with any applicable paperwork such as W-2’s, pension/retirement plans, 1099’s, Affordable Care Act Provisions, or any income assistance documentation. “We can even set up a direct deposit for refunds, so be sure to bring bank account and routing numbers,” encouraged Catalano.

IntelliTec College of Pueblo has hosted a VITA site for the last seven years. “It’s an opportunity to meet face-to-face with a certified tax preparer and ask the questions you need to feel confident your taxes will be filed properly,” said Catalano.

Visit IntelliTec's website for more information about its Pueblo campus: http://www.intelliteccollege.com/pueblo-colorado-college/

One-On-One or Web-Based Tax Preparation

At select tax sites, taxpayers also have the option to prepare their own basic federal and state tax return for free using Web-based tax preparation software with an IRS-certified volunteer to help guide you through the process.

VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls and other convenient locations across the country. To locate the nearest site near you, go to www.irs.gov and click on the VITA Locator Tool or call 800-906-9887.

Catalano added, “We’re happy to assist you with your tax questions regarding current filings. Our goal is to keep this as simple and stress-free a process as possible.”


CONTACT:

Michael Catalano

VITA Site Certified Tax Preparer

Business Office Manager, IntelliTec College of Pueblo

mcatalano@intellitec.edu

(719) 542-3181

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IntelliTec College of Pueblo offers hands-on career training in Personal Training, Cosmetology, Automotive Technician, Business Office Administration and Accounting, Nursing Assistant, and Medical Assisting with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Request more information at http://www.intelliteccollege.com/ or call 719-542-2784.