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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, Vernon 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.

Access Services & Find Locations

VITA is available to filers earning up to $55,000/year.

STARTING JANUARY 8: To schedule an appointment for service, visit www.211ct.org and click on “Tax Help” or dial 2-1-1, and press 3 then 6. A list of locations and hours can be found at the bottom of this page (appointments are required).

In addition to face-to-face tax assistance, free online self-preparation and tax help is available for people who make up to $64,000  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
Appointments are highly recommended and will be available starting January 8. To schedule an appointment, visit www.211ct.org and click on “Tax Help” or dial 2-1-1, and press 3 then 6.

Site Name Town Address Hours
Goodwin East Hartford 1 Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118
Saturday, 9-11:30am
Asnuntuck Community College Enfield 170 Elm Street
Enfield, CT 06082
Wednesday, 6pm-9pm
Saturday, 9am-1pm
CRT Wethersfield Ave Hartford 395 Wethersfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Saturday, 9am-12pm
CRT Market Street Hartford 330 Market Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Tuesday, 9am-6pm
Thursday, 9am-6pm
Hartford Public Library Hartford 500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Tuesday, 4-7:30pm
Wednesday, 4-7:30pm
Thursday, 4-7:30pm
Saturday, 10am-3pm
Mi Casa Hartford 590 Park Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Tuesday, 5-8pm
Wednesday, 9am-12pm
Thursday, 5-8pm
The Village North – Parker Memorial Hartford 2621 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06120
Monday, 4:30-7:30pm
Tuesday, 4:30-7:30pm
The Village South Hartford 331 Wethersfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114
Monday, 5:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, 5:30-8:30pm
Thursday, 5:30-8:30pm
Upper Albany Neighborhood Collaborative Hartford 1229 Albany Avenue
Hartford, CT 06112
Wednesday, 5-8pm
Saturday, 9am-1pm
Urban League of Greater Hartford Hartford 140 Woodland Street Saturday, 9am-2pm
YWCA Hartford 135 Broad Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Tuesday, 5-8pm
Wednesday, 5-8pm
Saturday, 9am-12pm
Pope Park Hartford 30 Pope Park Drive
Hartford, CT 06106
Wednesday, 4:30-7:30pm
Thursday, 4:30-7:30pm
Capital Community College Hartford 950 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
TBA
Billings Forge Hartford 140 Russ Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Sunday, 1:30-4:30pm
Trinfo.Café Hartford 1300 Broad Street
Hartford, CT 06106
TBA
Manchester Community College Manchester Great Path
Manchester, CT 06045
Friday, 9am-6pm
Saturday, 9am-1pm
UConn Storrs Mansfield 352 Mansfield Road
Mansfield, CT 06269
Monday, 6pm-9pm
Tuesday, 6pm-9pm
Thursday, 6pm-9pm
Friday, 9am-1pm
CRT Middletown Middletown 44 Hamlin Street
Middletown, CT 06457
Monday, 8am-3pm
Friday, 8am-3pm
TEEG North Grosvernordale 15 Thatcher Road
North Grosvenordale, CT 06255
Saturday, 9am-12pm
Putnam Library Putnam 225 Kennedy Drive
Putnam, CT 06280
Wednesday, 4:30-7:30pm
Friday, 1-5pm
Stafford Public Library Stafford Springs 10 Levinthal Run
Stafford Springs, CT 06076
Thursday, 4:30-7:30pm
Saturday, 10am-2pm
KIDSAFE CT Vernon 19 Elm Street
Vernon, CT 06066
Saturday, 9am-12pm
Monday, 5:30pm-8:30pm
University of Hartford West Hartford 200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Sunday, 12:30-5:30pm
Windham Heights Learning Center Willimantic 70 Boston Post Road
Willimantic, CT 06226
Wednesday 9am-12pm
Saturday, 9am-2pm
Sunday, 9am-2pm
Windsor Locks VITA Windsor Locks 50 Church Street
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Thursday, 6pm-9pm
Saturday, 9am-2pm