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The Community Outreach Center in Calhan has partnered with AARP to provide FREE income tax preparation to rural residents.

Appointment are preferred, walk-ins are welcome, but be prepared to spend some extra time.  Offered on the following Wednesdays. 


  • February 7
  • February 14
  • February 21
  • February 28
  • March 7
  • March 14
  • March 21
  • March 28
  • April 4
  • April 11

Location:  Swink Hall on the El Paso County Fairgrounds. 

Please contact Patty Jolly to schedule an appointment after January 8, 2018 – 719-347-7638 or email

Please note:  AARP membership is not required and there are no age or income limits.  There is a large list of forms that can be prepared.  The following are forms that CANNOT be prepared under this program:

  • Schedule C (Business profit & loss) if a business had a net loss or expenses exceed $10,000
  • Complicated Schedule D without proper paperwork  (Capital Gains & Losses)
  • Schedule E (Rental Property) with expenses, including depreciation
  • Schedule F (Farm Income)
  • 2106 (Employee Business Expenses)
  • 3903 (Moving Expenses)
  • 8615 (Minor’s Investment Income)
  • Portions of Schedules A & B that are not included in our training
  • Schedule K-1 that involves depreciation or deductible expenses
  • Other rental income or business income
  • Other States – Software is set up for only Colorado returns

What to Bring Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents  ■Colorado Driver’s License or ID Card   Copy of last year’s income tax return   W-2 forms for each employer   Unemployment Compensation statements  SSA-1099 form if you were paid Social Security benefits  ■ All 1099 Forms (1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-MISC, etc.) showing interest and/or dividends, as well as documentation showing the original purchase price or basis of any assets sold ■ 1099 forms, if you received a pension or annuity   All forms indicating federal income tax paid    Childcare provider information (name, address, employer ID or Social Security number) Receipts or canceled checks, totaled by category, if itemizing deductions  Forms 1095, Health Care Coverage, if any received ■ Checkbook, if you desire to have Direct Deposit.

7th Annual Community Outreach Coalition Health and Education Fair

Free admission – Something for every age group. Free Drawings. 

Please consider saving lives by donating blood at the Bonfils Mobile Blood Drive. Some of the services available: Flu and pneumonia vaccines will be offered by Sam’s Pharmacy Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will offer screenings to children. Free Child ID kits administered by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.  The Vision Van will offer screenings to all ages.  Also free chair massages, & haircuts Learn about assistance from over 45 agencies. 

Saturday, September 23, 2017  |  9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. |

Whittemore Hall at the El Paso County Fairgrounds in Calhan, Colorado

Lunch & Pie will be served by the Calhan Bulldogs Booster Club & Calhan Alumni.

Call 719-347-7638 for more information or to participate in any way.

Health and Education Fair flyer for distribution 09_11_17

Health and Education Fair flyer for

2017 Primary Vendor Greeting Letter

-2017 Registration and Sponsor Form

Class Opportunity – Cooking Matters for Adults

A free 6 week course teaching adults how to prepare and shop for health low-cost meals.

Cooking 2017