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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 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

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

Danbury VITA Inc.
152 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810
203-826-9517
Call for Appointment
Mon. 6-9pm
Wed. & Thurs. 2-9pm
Sat. 9am-1pm

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

New Milford
New Milford Library
24 Main St., New Milford, CT 06776  
203-826-9517
Call for Appointment
Fri. 10am-2pm  

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

Domus
83 Lockwood Ave., Stamford, CT 06902
Call for Appointments
203-348-6491
Mon. & Wed. 6-9pm
Sat. 9:30am-1pm

Ferguson Library
One Public Library Plaza, Stamford, CT 06902
203-351-8221
Call for Appointment
Sun. 1:30-4:30pm

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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/uwwc) 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/uwwc 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.

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. Help us make a difference!

We are in need of volunteers this year for sites, especially in Greater Danbury and New Milford!

• Commitment is 3 to 4 hours/week through April 13, 2017
• 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
• Commitment of 3 -4 hours/week through April 13, 2017 during VITA service hours.

If interested, contact Danbury VITA at  203-826-9517 or Kent Rohrer at KentRohrer@gmail.com or 203-232-7598.
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