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VITA Tax Program

The 2022 VITA Tax Season is here!

Please read the information below to be sure you are ready.

What is VITA?: 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 tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Each year, Burroughs helps thousands of individuals and families complete their tax returns, saving them hundreds of dollars in preparation fees and returning over a million dollars to our community.

Our Partners: 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. Our IRS certified volunteers prepare federal and state returns, file them electronically and provide the taxpayers a paper copy of their return.

2022 Tax Season Procedures:

1) BEFORE coming to Burroughs, be sure you have ALL the necessary documents to complete your taxes.

*Refer to the list below.

2) Once you have ALL the necessary identification documents (for you, spouse, and all dependents if applicable) AND tax documents, you may come to the Burroughs Center to have them scanned, and schedule your tax appointment.

3) No appointment is needed to have your documents scanned.

Walk-in scanning hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 AM – 5 PM  & Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM

4)  When you have your documents scanned, you will have the option to schedule your tax appointment in-person or virtual (phone call).

In-Person Appointment (at Burroughs) Schedule: Sundays, 11 AM – 1 PM;  Mondays, 6 PM – 8 PM;  Tuesdays, 11 AM – 1 PM

Virtual (phone call) Schedule: Calls will take place Mondays – Sundays on a varied schedule based on preparer availability.

Note: You will have options of a specific day and time when you have your documents scanned.

IMPORTANT! Please do not come to Burroughs until you have All of your documents. The checklist below will help you know what you may need.


 Volunteer Opportunities

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 shares their gift of time and talent and are an inspiration with how individuals can make a big difference building communitys to succeed. Volunteers are always welcome and are needed to:

  • Prepare tax returns
  • Provide language interpretation
  • Offer tax planning and financial literacy support

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