Free Tax Preparation for 2016 year

The Community Outreach Center, which is located on the El Paso County Fairgrounds in Calhan will offer free income tax preparation. This is our 4th year offering this service. This is the 2nd year to partner with the AARP Foundation. No membership is required. There are also no income or age limitations. Return preparation stipulations are noted below.

LOCATIONS – Please Note: We will use the community room at the Calhan Housing Authority (Paulson Senior Center) 406 Cheyenne Street in Calhan, on the following Wednesdays between 11am and 5pm: February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, & April 5, 2017 and the following Mondays between 9:15am and 12:15pm at High Prairie Library in Falcon: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27, April 3, & April 10. You may email or call 719-347-7638 to schedule an appointment. Appointments will be limited at these locations. We will have three tax preparers that will handle three appointments at a time. There are several other locations in Colorado Springs we will refer you to if we fill up.

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.

What We Can Prepare

● 1040 with Schedule A, B, and D

● Schedule C up to $25,000 expenses (no employees, no inventory, no losses or depreciation, etc.)

● Schedule EIC and EIC Worksheets

● 1099-MISC (box 7 nonemployee compensation is reported on Schedule C.

● 1099-MISC (box 1 or 2 – rents, royalties, reported on Schedule E with no expenses, depreciation or depletion)

● 1099-MISC (box 3 other income is reported on 1040 Line 21)

● 1040-ES (Estimated Payments)

● 1095-A, B or C (Affordable Care Act)

● 2441 (Child & Dependent Care)

● 5405 (Repayment of First Time Home Buyers Credit)

● 8283, Second A, Part I – noncash contributions to charity exceeding $500 but less than $5,000

● 8606 (Nondeductible IRA) Part I

● 8812 (Additional Child Tax Credit)

● 8880 (Qualified Savings Credit)

● 8863 (Education Credits)

● 8949 (Sales or Disposition of Assets)

● 8965 (Affordable Care Act Health Coverage Exemptions)

● 8962 (Affordable Care Act Premium Tax Credit)

● 8379 (Injured Spouse)

● 9465 (Installment Agreement)

● 1040X (Amended Returns)

● Schedule K-1 that provides information only for interest, dividends, capital gain distributions and royalties

(Schedules B, C, E)

● Cancellation of Debt or Mortgage Debt – 1099-A and/or 1099-C & Form 982

● Health Savings Account – 1099-SA and Form 8889

What We Can Not Prepare

● Schedule C (Business Profit and Loss) if business had a net loss, or expenses exceed $25,000

● Complicated Schedule D without proper paperwork

(Capital Gains and 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 and B that are not included in our training

● Schedule K-1 that involves depreciation or deductible expenses

● Other rental income or business income

AARP Foundation is a charitable affiliate of AARP, focusing on struggling people 50 and over, so they can regain their confidence as good providers and members of their communities. We understand the needs of older, and low – to moderate – income taxpayers, especially as the U.S. tax code has become more and more complicated.

But note – AARP membership is not required, and there are no age limits.

Retirement or other life changes may mean you can’t file a 1040EZ form anymore. You may have a relative who’s now a dependent. Or you may have lost a spouse who always did the taxes in your family. We’d like to help. When you go to an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site, you don’t have to deal with a kiosk or go online. You will get personal attention from IRS-certified Counselors until your taxes are completed. We even transmit your returns directly to the IRS.

2017 Health & Education Fair

7th Annual Community Outreach Coalition Health and Education Fair

Save the Date!


Fun, Free, Educational Event – Live a healthy life and learn about services available in our community.  

Please consider saving lives by donating blood at the Bonfils Mobile Blood Drive.  Bring your child for a free screening at the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. Visit the Vision Van.  Flu and pneumonia vaccines available at the Sam’s Pharmacy table.   Over 45 agencies in attendance.  

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.


2016 Golf Tournament Summary

2016 Community Outreach Center Golf Tournament

St Paul Community Outreach dba Community Outreach Center (COC) in Calhan partnered with the Calhan Bulldogs Booster Club and hosted their 8th Annual Golf Tournament at the private Colorado Springs Country Club on June 13, 2016. The weather was ideal with the exception of a short rain delay. The golfers played 18 holes and after finishing the course they met inside the banquet room to enjoy lunch and awards. Some of the awards presented went to:

1st place team – Darrell Cirbo, Justin Cirbo, Dennis Cirbo, Ken Christensen

2nd place team – John Keller, Maury Keller, Bob Klasna, Jeff Klasna

3rd place team – Dennis Mason, Del Daily, Greg Stephens, Dave Malmquist

4th place team – Ryan Carter, Tyler Ververs, Ryan Ververs, Justin Brakefield

Weekend drives in four different 2016 vehicles, courtesy of Red Noland Infinity Jaguar Land Rover were awarded to the following: Longest Drive-Dale Daugherty, Closest to the Pin-Nate Muniz, Longest Putt-Rich Spessard, and Closest to the Line-Maury Keller.

Our Gold Sponsors were – Mountain View Electric Association, Ed Glaser Propane, Inc., Linx Cabling, and Wells & West General Contractors. Hole Sponsors consisted of Ed Glaser Propane, Inc, Dr. Nolan R. Behr, DDS, San Miguel Therapeutics, The Woodshed, The Independence Center, Potestio Brothers Equipment & Meridian Dental. Business donors were Farmers State Bank, Gordon Insurance Agency, American Furniture Warehouse, Sky Sox Baseball, Concept Restaurant Mgmt, Falcon Safeway, Cherokee Ridge Golf Course, Carl’s Jr, Pappy’s Golf & Hockey Shop, CC Tiger Hockey, Papa Murphy’s, Meridian Dental, TESSA, The Summit, Guadalajara Family Mexican Restaurant, Meridian Real Estate Solutions, Energy Resource Center, Studio 24 Hair Salon, Harding Nursery, NAPA, Vail Zip Adventures, Sarah’s Home, Dreams Center of Colo Springs, Swirly Cow Frozen Yogurt, Great Clips, Sports Clips, Walmart Supercenter, Meineke Car Center & El Paso County Fair in Calhan.

The following businesses also participated: Daren Richard printed the hole sponsor signs, and Design’N Time in Calhan donated the goodie bags. The Independence Center donated the gift bag snacks & Coca Cola donated bottled water. The volunteers who donated their time & talents prior to & during the tournament were Linda & Darrell McClelland, Janice Peterson, Calvin, Patty, Chad, Tiffany, Clint & Amanda Jolly, Deb Drew, Fran Dorrance, Peggy Doven, Donna & Rob Forsythe, Terri Parks, Bailee Carter & Jenni Ellis. General Manager Kevin Sanger, PGA Professional Brad Gannaway & the staff at Colorado Springs Country Club hosted the event.

The Community Outreach Coalition, which consists of community members and agencies that are offering their services to our rural communities, host networking meetings on the third Wednesday of every month at 1:30 at the El Paso County Swink Hall in Calhan. Everyone is welcome to attend and experience the wealth of information shared at these meetings. For more information regarding volunteering at the COC, sponsoring, donations, or general involvement with the Community Outreach Center and/or Coalition; please contact Calvin or Patty Jolly at 719-347-7638, Deb Drew, 719-347-3122 or Janice Peterson, 719-347-2188.

SAVE THE DATE: The next COC (free) event is the 8th annual Health & Education Fair hosted by the Community Outreach Center Coalition on Calhan’s Homecoming day; Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 9:30am to 1:30pm. This event is held in conjunction with the Calhan Alumni & the Calhan Bulldog Booster Club who will be serving lunch, as a fundraiser, immediately following the parade. Everything takes place under one roof – at the Whittemore Hall on the El Paso County Fairgrounds. Please come, eat, visit, learn and take advantage of all the offerings provided by more than 50 vendors, to include low cost lab screenings, Bonfils blood drive and prizes!