Connecticut Community Action Agencies provide free tax preparation services to eligible individuals and families across the state through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Services are offered remotely or on site.
The program is available to low to middle income residents, people with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance with preparing and filing their tax returns.
To prepare for their appointment, taxpayers should have: valid photo identification; Social security cards for all family members; last year’s state and federal tax returns (if available); all forms of income, ie W-2, 1099 and 1098; and proof of all other income. A check or savings account number with a sort code is required for direct deposits. If someone is married and filing together, both parties must sign the income tax form.
Additional information may be required depending on the individual or family situation.
Southeastern Connecticut residents should contact Thames Valley Council at 860-425-6597 to schedule an appointment. For more information, visit tvcca.org or cafca.org, or call 860-832-9438.
– Sun staff