The annual Pueblo VITA Program will provide free tax filing assistance to individuals and households who filed an extension and those who need to file their 2019 taxes without an extension. The program will operate in a drop-off format to provide free tax preparation for income qualified tax filers in Pueblo County. The service will be provided by appointment only.
- When: Tuesday, October 6 from 9am – 1pm
- Where: Pueblo Housing Authority’s Minnequa Park Apartments, 1400 E Orman Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004
- How: All drop-offs must be made by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 719-296-8768
at least 24 hours prior to drop-off date. Appointments will be scheduled in 15-minute time slots.
Those needing assistance must follow strict guidelines:
- Once an appointment has been made, a tax-filers’ interview sheet must be completed prior to visiting the site. The sheet can be downloaded and printed at http://www.pueblounitedway.org/VITA or may be picked up at the site and completed outside of the drop-off area.
- Tax filers will be required to wear masks and maintain a minimum of 6 feet distance at all times. (Filers without masks will not be permitted.) No more than 2 people will be allowed in the site at a time. Hand sanitizer will be provided at the entrance.
- Filers will need to wait in their vehicles until their scheduled appointment time.
Potential filers must bring social security cards for the primary taxpayer and any dependents as well as any necessary documentation. A list of supporting documentation and forms can be found at www.pueblounitedway.org/vita.
The drop-off site will be operated in accordance with CDC, state, and local guidelines related to COVID-19.
Tax filers with a total annual household income of $55,000 or less can take advantage of the program in its 14th year serving residents of Pueblo and surrounding areas. IRS-trained volunteers work to identify tax credits that are often overlooked, while helping people avoid the high cost of paid preparers and predatory lending to advance returns.
The Pueblo VITA Program is partially funded by the Community Services Advisory Council (CSAC) and administrated by United Way of Pueblo County. Last year, Pueblo VITA processed more than 1,400 tax returns and bringing $1.9 million back into the community through tax credits, refunds and filing fee savings. Special thanks to the program’s many stakeholders and volunteers, without their donations of space, time and equipment, VITA would not be able to offer this critical service to the community.
For more information, contact Program Coordinator Judith Boudreaux at 719-296-8768.