Tax Time is Right Around the Corner and 2-1-1 Can Help. 2-1-1 has information on Tax Credits, Free Income Tax Assistance, and Tax Forms.
Free Tax Preparation through the VITA Program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
BASIC ELIGIBILITY FOR VITA:
HOW TO LOCATE A FREE VITA TAX PREPARATION SITE:
Option 1: Dial 2-1-1 (available 24/7) – press option ‘3’ and then ‘6’ – and speak with a contact specialist who can help connect you with a VITA site or an appointment. Please note that if there is a wait when you call, there is an option to opt for a call back instead.
Option 2: To search for and view a list of VITA sites in your area, click HERE. Once you click on the link, remove ‘Connecticut’ from the location box and instead enter your own address, town, or zip code and click the magnifying glass to search for a site near you.
Option 3: OR BOOK YOUR OWN APPOINTMENT ONLINE, If you want to go to a site in one of the towns listed below, click HERE to book your own appointment online. **If you’re not sure how to book your own appointment online, click here to watch a brief instruction video**
Thompson (North Grosvenordale)
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS IF I’M NOT ELIGIBLE FOR VITA?
1. MyFreeTaxes: If income last year was less than $66,000, you can prepare taxes yourself for free at http://www.myfreetaxes.com
2. AARP Tax Preparation Sites: If you are over the age of 60, you can use a free AARP Tax-Aide Site. From February 1 through April 15, dial 2-1-1 to get the location of an AARP Tax-Aide Site near you or click on the link to the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Site Locator: http://www.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action
INFORMATION ON TAX CREDITS AND FORMS:
To find federal and state tax forms and information please visit:
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