We helped bring $55 million back into Connecticut through VITA and the EITC!
Free tax preparation by certified volunteers can help you keep more of your money in your pocket.
United Way is helping hard-working families put more of their money in their pockets.
United Way of Western Connecticut is proud to support Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs in our community every year and work alongside the Connecticut Association of Human Services (CAHS) and other community partners to provide this service that can put more dollars back into our community. Increasing the amount of Earned Income Tax Credits and returns, while providing a free service to ALICE households, has been shown to improve economic security.
VITA is a safe, simple way to file your taxes. With volunteers, VITA prepares tax returns at no cost for families that earn less than $54,000 per year by working as a team to make sure everything is right and that all returns are quality reviewed.
VITA Sites in Western Connecticut
We will post the locations in Danbury, New Milford and Stamford in late Fall/Early Winter
View 2017 Flier (PDF - English, Espanol, Português)
Additional Resources for Greater Financial Stability
Explore additional programs for a more secure financial future and resources for money management and financial stability:
- The Connecticut Money School (www.ctmoney.org) offers free financial education classes on topics like budgeting, debt, saving, credit and homeownership. For more information, contact Barbara Steadman, 860-951-2212 ext. 244.
- United Way Financial Opportunity Center (www.uwwesternct.org/foc) offers clients confidential one-on-one budget coaching, credit repair and asset-building. For more information, contact Casey Levene, 203-297-6674.
- EARN Starter Savings Program (www.earn.org/ctuw) offers a matched savings program where you can earn up to $60 when you save at least $20/month over 6 months. For more information, visit www.earn.org/ctuw or call 888-487-3276.
- 2-1-1 (www.211ct.org) offers a comprehensive database of all social service supports available in Connecticut. For more information, visit www.211ct.org or call 2-1-1.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) campaign prepares tax returns at no cost for families that earn less than $54,000 per year. YOU can help us make a difference! You will work as a team to make sure everything is right and that all returns are quality reviewed. The comfort of our clients and volunteers is very important. There are opportunities to serve beyond income tax preparation. Help us make a difference!
We are in need of volunteers this year for sites, especially in Greater Danbury and New Milford!
View 2017 flier (PDF)