VITA Offering Free Tax Help

Posted on February 4, 2019 by admin


The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who make $55,000 or less who need assistance in preparing their tax returns. IRS certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing of Federal and State returns.

Those who earn less than $55,000 a year may also qualify for the Earned Income tax credit (EITC).

There are VITA locations in Waterbury:

Children’s Community School

31 Wolcott St.

Call 211 for appointment

Tuesday 3-6 p.m.


Hispanic Coalition of Greater Waterbury

135 East Liberty St.

Call 211 for appointment

Tuesday 5-8 p.m.

Wednesday 5-8 p.m.


Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC)

Kinney Hall – Room K408

750 Chase Parkway

Call 211 for appointment

Monday 6-8:30 p.m.

Thursday 6-8:30 p.m.


New Opportunities Waterbury

232 North Elm St.

Call 203-574-4360 for appointment

Monday 5-9 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Silas Bronson Library

Call 211 for appointment

Tuesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Waterbury Youth Services

83 Prospect St.

Call 211 for appointment

Tuesday 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Thursday 9 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

You will need to bring:

  • Valid photo ID
  • Copy of last year’s Federal and State tax returns
  • Social Security # or ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification) # for you and anyone else listed on the return
  • Documentation for ALL income, Social Security or pension, including forms W-2. 1099-R
  • Education expenses and student loan payments, 1098T
  • Payments for child care. Bring daycare provider’s address and Tax ID number
  • Bank routing and account numbers to direct deposit your refund
  • Mortgage 1098 form and receipts of property and car taxes paid, mortgage expenses and/or interest paid
  • Access health CT forms 1095A, copy of health insurance form 1095B or C
  • Identity theft PIN # if applicable

For more information, please call 211, press option 3, then option 6, or go to: or