Due to coronavirus, this year’s Tax Day got moved to July 15. This will give you more time to file and pay your taxes without any penalties or interest.
Filing taxes, claiming refunds, and IRS processes for yourself, family, or business can often be confusing. Below are resources to help you navigate federal tax processes. Our office can help you overcome challenges as your work with the IRS.
How can Congressman Crow’s team help?
If you have tax concerns such as obtaining your tax refund, notices of identity theft, unpaid tax bills, or threats of tax liens, our office may be able to help.
We can help:
- Assist with obtaining your federal tax refund
- Request correction / obtain clarification of incorrect statements
- Facilitate communication with the IRS
- Get involved in legal matters and matters before the jurisdictions of any courts
- Overturn an IRS decision or force the IRS to take a specific action on your behalf
You can request assistance on our website, here, and our office will reach out to assist you.
Taxpayer Advocate Service
The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS working to ensure that taxpayers are treated fairly and understand their rights. They offer free help as you work to file your taxes and resolve tax problems. More information about the Taxpayer Advocate Service in Colorado is available here.
To contact the Taxpayer Advocate Service:
National Toll-Free Line: 1-877-777-4778
In person assistance is available by appointment at the Denver Office: 1999 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202.
To make an appointment: 844-545-5640
General Information: 303-446-1675
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for Seniors
The IRS also offers free tax help through their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offers free tax help to people who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.
The Tax Counseling for the Elderly program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors.
More information about these programs are available in this document.
Unrelated Business Income Tax Refunds or Credits
In December 2019, Congress passed the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019, which repealed a harmful and unfair tax on nonprofit organizations. The now-repealed tax imposed unrelated business income tax (“UBIT”) on tax-exempt organizations for parking and transportation benefits that those organizations provided to their employees. Organizations that paid UBIT on parking and transportation benefits are now entitled to a refund.
You can find details about how to claim that refund, here.
If something sounds too good to be true, it might be. Phishing scams to obtain personal and financial information, tax schemes, and abusive retirement plans are all different ways that bad actors may try to commit fraud. The IRS has materials to help you learn more about tax fraud and how to stay safe, here.
More Resources and Services
- IRS’s Frequently Asked Question
- Guide to IRS Services
- IRS’s Fee File: Do Your Federal Taxes for Free
- Colorado’s Department of Revenue, Taxation Division