Get Ahead Colorado is the largest and longest operating Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) public information campaign in the nation. For more than 30 years, The Piton Foundation has conducted the Tax Credits for Working Families Public Information Campaign, now known as Get Ahead Colorado, to increase the number of eligible families receiving the EITC, the Child Tax Credit and other valuable credits that help families get ahead. Tax credits, particularly the EITC, are proven to be effective tools for improving the financial well-being of families.
Our campaign uses three overarching strategies to build awareness about the EITC and free tax help.
Community Partnerships • Business Outreach • Marketing & Advertising
- The Piton Foundation
For more than 40 years, The Piton Foundation, which is part of Gary Community Investments, has been committed to improving the lives of Colorado’s low-income children and their families by increasing access to quality early childhood and youth development opportunities and fostering healthy family and community environments. The Get Ahead Colorado’s EITC campaign helps Piton achieve its mission.
- Tax Help Colorado
Tax Help Colorado free tax sites, known as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Sites, are located across the state and offer free tax preparation assistance to families who earn less than about $56,000 a year, helping to ease the burden of commercial tax preparation costs on low-wage earners. The program was launched in 2007 to help link even more Colorado families to valuable tax credits such as the EITC and Child Tax Credit.