Connecticut Community Action Agencies Offering Free Tax Preparation

CAFCA | February 06, 2018 |

(New Britain) Connecticut’s Community Action Agencies (CAAs) are providing free tax preparation services to eligible individuals and families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

VITA is available for people with low to moderate incomes, persons with disabilities, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance preparing and filing their tax returns. Last year, the CAAs’ VITA services filed over 6,700 tax returns and brought over $7.5 million to Connecticut’s local economies.

Most of the state’s CAAs are providing the program, and those who need help should contact their local Community Action Agency to make an appointment. When taxpayers arrive for their scheduled appointment, they should bring a valid photo identification, a social security card for all family members, and last year’s tax return if available. For direct deposit a check or savings account number with routing number is required. If someone is filing married filing jointly, both parties must be present to sign the Income Tax Form. Auto and home property tax payment documents should also be provided. Additional information may be needed depending on the individual or family’s situation.

As the largest statewide human services network, CAAs are the state and federal designated antipoverty agencies serving all 169 cities and towns. They provide many other critical, basic needs services like housing, child care, food, heating assistance, and financial literacy.

For more information on the VITA program, how to find your local CAA to apply, or to make a donation, visit www.cafca.org or contact the Connecticut Association for Community Action (CAFCA), 144 Clinton Street, New Britain, CT, 06053, 860-832-9438. Each CAA’s VITA site contact number is below. 

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Contact: 

Kelley Hall, Connecticut Association for Community Action, Inc. (CAFCA), 860-832-9438, Kelley@cafca.org.


 Connecticut Community Action Agency VITA Site Contact Information

Agency

Area Covered

VITA Site #

CAANH

Greater New Haven

(203) 387-7700

CAAWC

Greater Danbury

(203) 744-4700

CRT

Greater Hartford, Market St

(860) 560-4210

Greater Hartford, Wethersfield Ave

(860) 560-5149

HRA

Greater New Britain & Bristol

(860) 356-2000

NOI

Greater Waterbury

(203) 575-4360

TEAM

Lower Naugatuck Valley

(203) 736-5420 ext. 206

TVCCA

Southeastern CT

(860) 425-6597