For individuals who earn $54,000 or less, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will help those who need assistance in preparing their tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers will provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing of Federal and State returns. Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Waterbury campus will be one of five Waterbury-area VITA sites this tax season. The program is sponsored by the Connecticut Association for Human Services, the IRS, and the United Way of Greater Waterbury. Interested individuals will need to bring the following documents:
Valid photo ID; Copy of last year’s Federal & State returns; Social Security #s or ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification) #s for you & anyone else on your tax return; Documentation for ALL income, Social Security or pensions, including forms W-2, 1099-R; Education expenses & student loan payments, 1098T; Payments for child care. Bring the day care provider’s address and tax ID number; Bank routing & account numbers to direct deposit your refund; Mortgage 1098 form & receipts of property & 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, visit cahs.org/vita.
What: Free VITA Tax Preparation
Where: Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Kinney Hall, Room K408
Call for Appointment: United Way 2-1-1
Or make appointment online: http://uwc.211ct.org/taxhelp
Hours: Thursday 6:00-8:30 p.m.