CT Community Action Agencies Offering Free Tax Preparation Assistance

CAFCA | February 04, 2019 |

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

VITA is available for residents 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 6,900 tax returns and brought over $9.8 million to Connecticut’s economy.

Most of Connecticut’s Community Action Agencies provide VITA, and those who need help should contact their local agency to make an appointment. When taxpayers arrive for their scheduled appointment, they should bring: a valid photo ID; social security cards for all family members; last year’s state and federal tax return (if available); all income forms, i.e.,W-2, 1099s, and 1098s; and, proof of all other income. 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. Additional information may be needed depending on the individual or family’s situation.

As the largest statewide health and human services network, CAAs are the safety net for Connecticut and serve 169 cities and towns. They provide many other critical, basic needs services like child care, food, heating assistance, housing support, and financial literacy, and served 293,840 people across the state last year.

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), 203 Main Street, 300 Plaza Middlesex, Middletown, CT, 06457, 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 ext. 3, 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

Middletown, Hamlin St

(860) 347-4465

HRA

Greater New Britain & Bristol

(860) 356-2000

NOI

Greater Waterbury

(203) 575-4360

TEAM

Lower Naugatuck Valley

(203) 736-5420

TVCCA

Southeastern CT

(860) 425-6597