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Free Tax Preparation through the VITA Program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

BASIC ELIGIBILITY FOR VITA: The VITA program is for individuals who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. Also, individuals who are self-employed should have business expenses less than $25,000, and individuals should not have income from a rental property.

VIRTUAL VITA Programs: Many VITA coalitions are offering clients an opportunity to still have their taxes completed for free by an IRS-certified volunteer via a combination of an online form and the telephone. Eligibility for the Virtual VITA program remains the same as traditional VITA. It is for individuals who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. Also, individuals who are self-employed should have business expenses less than $25,000, and individuals should not have income from a rental property. Individuals who qualify for VITA and have access to a smartphone or computer, internet/WiFi , and a valid phone number and email address, may take advantage of the Virtual VITA Program. See below for links to sign up for Virtual VITA in various regions of the state:

Human Resources Agency of New Britain, Inc. (Bristol, Burlington, Farmington, Meriden, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, Vernon, and Wallingford ) – Virtual VITA: https://form.jotform.com/HRAVITA/VirtualVITA2020

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