VITA Tax Program
Burroughs partners with the Connecticut Association for Human Services, the IRS and joins with over 100 other sites across the state to provide free tax preparation services to its community members.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Each year, Burroughs helps hundreds of individuals and families complete their tax returns, saving them hundreds of dollars in preparation fees and file almost on million dollars in returns.
NOTE: Traditional VITA Tax preparation services this year have been changed due to health concerns related to COVID-19.
This year you have 3 options
Self Prepare: Individuals with access to the internet may prepare and file their taxes for free at www.myfreetaxes.com
Virtual Preparation: “Get Your Return” (GYR), is available to individuals with online access, email address and are able to use their cell phones to take pictures of their tax documents are invited to access a “virtual” tax preparation service. Once individuals complete the online process, a tax preparer will contact you to complete your return.
Drop Off: This service is available for individuals unable to prepare their taxes on their own or are unable to access the “virtual” service. Individuals who have all their tax documents may come to Burroughs Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM to have your documents scanned. You will complete and intake form at that time and be scheduled for a phone call appointment with a tax preparer. Following the call, individuals will be asked to return to Burroughs to pick up and sign their returns. Please call (203) 334-0293 for additional information
(Click here for a list of required tax documents)
For information about the Economic Impact Payments can be found at https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments
Each tax return is prepared by an IRS certified volunteer. They are neighbors committed to helping their community and working closely and carefully with every client. Each share their gift of time and talent and are an inspiration with how individuals can make a big difference building community succeed. Volunteers are always welcome and are needed to:
- Prepare tax returns
- Provide language interpretation
- Offer tax planning and financial literacy support