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VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

Free tax preparation by certified volunteers can help you keep more of your money in your pocket.

United Way is helping hard-working families return more of their income through VITA.

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

For more information, and for locations throughout Connecticut, visit https://uwc.211ct.org/taxhelp

View our flier to confirm locations, telephone numbers, as well as the documents to bring with you to your VITA appointment.

2018 VITA Info Flier (PDF - English, Espanol, Português)

Danbury
Community Action Agency of Western CT
66 North St., Danbury, CT 06810
203-744-4700
Tues. & Thurs. 5 -8 pm
Sat. 9 am - 1 pm
Through April 15

Danbury VITA Inc.
152 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810
203-826-9517
Mon. 5 - 9 pm
Wed. 2 - 6 pm
Thurs. 2 - 9 pm
Sat. 9 am - 1 pm
Through April 12  

Western CT State University
181 White St.,Warner Hall Room 103, Danbury, CT 06810
203-797-4511
Sat. 9 am - 1 pm
Through April 14

New Milford
New Milford Library
24 Main St., New Milford, CT 06776  
203-826-9517
Fri. 10 am - 2 pm
Through April 6

Stamford
Chester Addison Community Center
245 Selleck St., Stamford, CT 06902
203-348-6491
Mon.- Fri. 10 am - 2 pm (as needed)
Through April 16  

Domus Trailblazers Academy
83 Lockwood Ave., Stamford, CT 06902
203-348-6491
Mon. & Wed. 6 - 9 pm
Sat. 9:30 am - 1 pm
Through April 16  

Ferguson Library
One Public Library Plaza, Stamford, CT 06902
203-351-8221
Sun. 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Through April 8

Volunteers Needed!
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--learn more today!

We are in need of volunteers, especially in Greater Danbury and New Milford!

• Commitment is 3 to 4 hours/week through April 14, 2018
• Volunteers must pass a test to become a certified tax preparer
• IRS resource materials are provided by the program
• Support is provided to volunteers at all tax sites
• Computer skills necessary
Please see our flier for the training dates and times

If interested, contact Danbury VITA at  203-826-9517 or john.fegley@danbury-vita.org.
View Volunteer flier (PDF)

 

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.