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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.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) – Sites are open mid-January through mid-April
BASIC ELIGIBILITY FOR VITA:
- Income last year was less than $54,000
- Expenses less than $25,000, if self-employed last year
- No rental property income
HOW TO LOCATE A VITA TAX PREPARATION SITE:
- 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 appointment. Please note that if there is a wait when you call, there is an option to opt for a call back instead.
- TO VIEW THE FULL LIST OF VITA SITES IN CT, CLICK HERE. You can browse the list by town and get information about how to access them.
- 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. Please note that if you wish to book your own appointment, an email address is required.
- East Hartford
- Thompson (North Grosvenordale)
- West Hartford
- Windsor Locks
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS IF I’M NOT ELIGIBLE FOR VITA?
- MyFreeTaxes: If income last year was between $54,000 and $66,000, you can prepare taxes yourself for free at http://www.myfreetaxes.com
- 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
TAX FORMS/TOPICAL PAPERS:
To find federal and state tax forms and information please visit:
For additional 2-1-1 eLibrary papers on tax topics link here:
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Dial 2-1-1 for more information or referrals to other health and human services in Connecticut.