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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) provides free tax preparation services for individuals and families earning up to $54,000 per year in the Greater Hartford, Enfield, Manchester and Windham communities. VITA also provides information, access and referrals to asset-building opportunities, financial education and other similar resources in these communities.

VITA provides access to valuable credits, saving individuals and families money on costly tax preparation fees, and helping them avoid refund anticipation loans that predatory tax preparers encourage.

Free online self-preparation and tax help is also available for people earning up to $62,000/year.

Access Services & Find Locations

VITA is available to filers earning up to $54,000/year.

To schedule an appointment for service, contact 2-1-1 Infoline by phone, and press 3, or online at www.211ct.org. An appointment is recommended, but most sites also accept walk-ins. A list of locations and hours can be found at the bottom of this page.

In addition to face-to-face tax assistance, free online self-preparation and tax help is available for people who make up to $62,000  at www.myfreetaxes.com.

What Filers Should Bring:

  • proof of identification – picture ID
  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration
  • if not eligible for a SSN, Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents
  • proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN
  • birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc from all employers (Please make sure that you have received all of your tax documents from all of your employers before visiting the tax centers.)
  • interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • proof of bank account routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit, such as a blank check
  • total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider’s tax identifying number (the provider’s Social Security Number or the provider’s business Employer Identification Number) if appropriate
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.

If you do not have a Social Security Number for you or a dependent, you should complete Form SS-5, Social Security Number Application. This form should be submitted to the nearest Social Security Administration Office.

The Village is proud to partner with the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, and United Way of Connecticut/2-1-1.

LOCATIONS
Most sites accept walk-ins, but an appointment is highly recommended. To schedule an appointment, contact 2-1-1 Infoline by phone, and press 3, or online at www.211ct.org.

VITA SITE LOCATION HOURS
Greater Hartford
Capital Community College 950 Main Street, Hartford Tue: 2-8pm
Wed, Fri: 12-4pm
Sat: 9am-3pm
CRT – Hartford 330 Market St, Hartford  Tue, Thu: 9am-6pm
CRT – Wethersfield 395 Wethersfield Ave, Hartford  Sat: 9am-12pm
CRT – Middletown 44 Hamlin Street, Middletown Mon: 1-3:30pm
Wed: 8:30am-12pm
Thu: 1-4pm
Enfield 110 High Street, Enfield Tue: 6-9pm
Sat: 9am-12pm & 1-5pm
Goodwin College 1 Pent Drive, East Hartford Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 3:30-5:30pm
Sat: 9-11:30am
Hartford Public Library 500 Main St, Hartford Tue, Wed, Thu: 4-7:00pm
Sat:  10am-3pm
Manchester Community College Lowe Building Room 233, Manchester Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat:  9am-4pm
Parker Memorial Community Center 2621 Main Street, Hartford Mon, Tue: 4:30-7:30pm
Pope Park 30 Pope Park Dr, Hartford Mon, Thu:  4:30-7:30pm
Vernon TBD TBD
The Village for Families & Children 331 Wethersfield Ave, Hartford Mon, Tue, Thu: 5:30-8:30pm
University of Hartford 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford Sun: 12:30-4:30pm
Upper Albany Neighborhood Collaborative 1229 Albany Ave, Hartford Sat: 9am-1pm
Urban League of Greater Hartford 140 Woodland St., Hartford Sat: 9am-2pm
Windsor Locks 50 Church St., Windsor Locks Thu: 6-9pm
Sat: 9am-3pm
YWCA Greater Hartford 135 Broad Street, Hartford Tue, Wed: 5-8pm
Sat: 9am-12pm
Windham County
Access Community Action Agency 1315 Main St, Willimantic Wed: 9am-12pm
Sat: 9am-2pm
Sun: 9am-2pm
Northeast Learning Center 562 Westcott Road, Danielson Mon: 12-4pm
Putnam Public  Library 225 Kennedy Drive, Putnam Wed: 4:30-7:30pm
Fri: 1-5pm
Stafford Public Library 10 Levinthal Run, Stafford Springs Thu: 4:30-7:30pm
Sat: 10am-2pm