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The Internal Revenue Service has over 12,000 free tax assistance sites nationwide. In the metro area, taxpayers can receive assistance with their returns from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the assistance site located at 1999 Broadway in Denver. For more information call 1-800-829-1040 or visit www.irs.gov.  

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offers free tax preparation for low to moderate income workers, retirees and veterans. For sites and appointments call 1-800-906-9887.

The Colorado Department of Revenue is also offering free tax help at five service centers in the state. For more information call 303-238-7378 or visit www.taxcolorado.com.  

AARP Taxpayer Assistance is offering help with Federal and state tax preparation for the elderly, disabled and non-English speaking taxpayers. For more information call 1-888-227-7669 or visit www.aarp.org.  

Tax Help Colorado will be offering free tax preparation to taxpayers whose household income is less than $49,000. Help will be available at nine community colleges throughout the state.

Two Colorado Workforce Centers are also offering free tax preparation until April 16. To be eligible for assistance, individual taxpayers must have earned less than $35,000, or less than $49,000 for families. Help is available at the King M. Trimble Economic Prosperity Center at 2980 Curtis Street on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and at the Wells Fargo Bank on 9000 East Colfax in Aurora on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Seniors' Resource Centers has also announced free tax counseling for the elderly. The program provides assistance with state and federal income tax forms, as well as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and the rent and heat rebate forms. Help is available to taxpayers of all ages who need it and cannot afford professional assistance at Bear Valley Church in Lakewood, Arvada Community Recreation Center, Wheat Ridge Methodist Church and Ye Olde Firehouse at Senior's Resource Center in Wheat Ridge. For more information call 303-235-6921.

Jefferson County Public Library will once again be offering free tax assistance to taxpayers. The library offers numerous resources for taxpayers. JCPL has partnered with AARP to offer free counseling and preparation assistance to all taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. From February through mid-April, IRS-certified volunteers will be at several library locations to help with any tax-related issues. Reservations are not required, except at the Evergreen Library. Space is limited.

Location, time and date information can be found at http://jeffcolibrary.org/. Printed copies of state and federal tax forms and instruction books will be available at all JCPL locations while supplies last. Coming in March, the Library's Tax Talks program will feature a representative from a local tax service to share changes tax filers will need to know when preparing their 2010 tax returns. More detailed tax information can also be found on the Library's Taxes page in the Research Tools section of the Online Library at http://jeffcolibrary.org/great/taxes.html.

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