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VITA 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.

VITA Tax Preparation services have been temporarily suspended due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

For individuals who had appointments scheduled on a Sunday or Monday at Burroughs:

We are working with all parties involved to re-schedule these appointments prior to the IRS filing deadline. We will be contacting you by phone to re-schedule.

In order to accommodate all those with prior appointments, we are not able to schedule new appointments at this time.

Currently, we are not able to reschedule tax appointments that were made for the Sat., March 21st Tax-a-thon.

myfreetaxes.com is a free tax preparation site that may be a good resource.


     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 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