CKF gathered resources to help assisters and families with the confusing but important tax filing process. This year’s state tax return includes a new opportunity for uninsured Coloradans to get connected to health coverage.

Tax Resources

Free Tax help:

Free Filing Service:

  • IRS Free File program: Free federal tax filing for people who make $73,000 or less annually.
  • Private programs: Free tax filing services for certain individuals, including from TurboTax, H&R Block, and Tax Act.

Other tax resources:

New Health Insurance Enrollment Through Tax Time Enrollment

Beginning with 2021 tax returns, Coloradans will see a box on state tax forms to indicate if they are uninsured and interested in enrolling in free or low-cost health coverage. Checking this box opts individuals in to having their basic information shared with Connect for Health Colorado to determine their eligibility for financial assistance through Connect for Health Colorado, or get them connected to Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program). Individuals who check the box will receive a letter with next steps.

If eligible for financial assistance through Connect for Health Colorado, individuals will receive a special enrollment period to enroll in insurance. Individuals must file their Colorado tax return by April 15 and check the box to qualify for this SEP.

We encourage you to remind clients of this new opportunity and to explore it for yourself if you or a family member is uninsured.