Community Outreach

Community Outreach Center (COC)                                       Submitted by
Patty Jolly
Outreach Coordinator

A high school youth group from Olathe, Kansas will be in our community June 18 – June 24 doing mission work.  We (COC, CYERF, St Paul Lutheran and United Methodist Churches) will assist with meals and snacks during the week.  If you would like to participate, we would love donations brought to church prior to or on June 18.  The following is an example of the type of “finger snacks” that would be helpful.

  • Cheese sticks
  • Cookies
  • Brownies
  • Popcorn
  • Carrots
  • Chips, individual bags
  • Chex Mix, individual bags
  • Nuts, individual bags
  • Baggies



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.  

Thank You…

October 5, 2016

Dear St Paul Lutheran Church Council,

Thank you very much for being a sponsor at our 6th Annual COC Health and Education Fair! We look forward to bringing new services to this event every year. We had many people donate blood, as well as receive free flu shots, free haircuts and massages. We had over 50 agencies provide information about how they can assist our rural residents.

It has turned into a community event residents really look forward to. We genuinely appreciate your support and were thrilled to promote St Paul Lutheran Church at this event.

This event helps us serve as a “hub” as we continue to build bridges and link services to our rural communities through support, resources and referrals.

Thank you again for participating in this community event.

Calvin and Patty Jolly

Outreach Coordinators

6th Annual Community Outreach Coalition Health and Education Fair

Please consider saving lives by donating blood at the Bonfils Mobile Blood Drive. There will also be low cost lab screenings available.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Whittemore Hall

El Paso County Fairgrounds

Calhan, Colorado

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

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