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Mesa County Public Health is partnering with Marillac Health, Get Ahead Colorado, and the Community Resource Center to offer help for Mesa County residents this tax season. A tax outreach specialist will be stationed in the lobby of the Health and Human Services building every Monday through April 15. The specialist can let you know which tax credits you are eligible for and answer questions. 



The specialist is available between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. the following dates:

  • March 11
  • March 18
  • March 25
  • April 1
  • April 8
  • April 15

Help is available in English and Spanish. You do not need to make an appointment. The Health and Human Services Building is located at 510 29 ½ Road in Grand Junction.



According to Get Ahead Colorado, many people in Colorado are eligible for tax credits like the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit, but nearly a quarter of eligible people miss out. Tax credits and refunds can put money in people’s pockets to help with their economic stability. The following are some of the tax credits available to eligible people in Colorado:

  • The Earned Income Tax Credit is a federal tax credit that gives people who earn lower incomes money back.
  • The Child Tax Credit is a federal tax credit that helps families make ends meet. You do not need to earn a lot of income to get it, but you do need to file a tax return.
  • The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit is a federal tax credit that helps parents pay for childcare while they are working or looking for work.
  • The 2024 Tabor Refund is available to anyone, of any income level, who lived in Colorado last year, as long as they file their state tax return. Eligible Coloradans can receive a refund of $800 for a single filer or $1600 for two qualifying individuals filing jointly. 



Get Ahead Colorado can help you file your taxes securely and for free. Visit their website for additional resources.


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