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VITA provides free tax preparation services to low-to-moderate-income individuals and families.

What You Need to File Taxes

  • Photo ID for you (and spouse if filing jointly)
  • Social Security cards or statements for every member of your family who’ll be included on your return
  • W-2s and/or 1099s from ALL of your jobs in 2021 plus Form 1099-G from the state of CT showing any unemployment compensation
  • Interest, dividend and investment statements from your financial institutions, if applicable
  • Information on any expenses you paid in 2021, for example tuition and student loans (Form 1098T, 1099E); annual mortgage statement if you own your home; charitable contributions; record of home or car taxes paid to your town; documentation from any child care provider of their tax ID number and how much you paid.
  • Health Insurance Statement from Access Health (Form 1095A from the CT Marketplace)
  • If you come in-person, please also bring:
    • Proof of full vaccination for everyone coming inside
    • A mask for everyone coming inside
  • Want your refund direct deposited?
    • Please bring in your routing and account number (available on your checks).

In-Person & Online Locations:

Beacon Falls Senior Center 
57 N Main St. Beacon Falls, CT 06403 
Wednesday: 5:00PM - 8:00PM 
Call 211 for an appointment 

Branford Counseling & Community Services 
342 Harbor St. Branford, CT 06405 
Mon. 9:00PM - 1:00PM 
Thurs. 1:00PM—4:00PM 
Call 211 for appointment 

Women & Family Life Center  

Hamden Adult Ed VITA 
2040 Dixwell Ave, Hamden 
Monday & Wednesday - 5:00-7:30PM 
Saturday - 10:00AM-1:30PM 
Open January 24-April 18 
Closed on February 21 and when schools are closed for bad weather. 

  • Can you show proof of full vaccination? Our fully vaccinated volunteers will serve masked clients showing proof of vaccination at Hamden High School. 
  • Proof of full vaccination required for everyone coming inside. 
  • Mask required for everyone coming inside. 


M.L. Keefe Community Center 
11 Pine St. Hamden, CT 06514 
Drop Off Services 

Brookside Estates 
In-person for residents only 
Online for the public: 

Community Action Agency of New Haven 
419 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06511 
Tues. 5:00PM - 8:00PM 
Thurs. 5:00PM - 8:00PM 
Call 203-387-7700 

Emanuel Lutheran Church VITA Tax Clinic 
280 Humphrey Street, New Haven 
(203) 562-2965, 
Wednesday - 10:00AM-2:00PM 
Sunday - 12:00PM-4:00PM 
Open January 19-April 18 
Closed on holidays and during inclement weather. 

  • Restricted to 3 people in building at one time due to COVID-19: (leave your family home) 
  • Must be healthy, wear facial mask, and maintain physical distancing 
  • No appointments, first come – first serve for those on list: Must call upon arrival and wait in your car for admittance. 
  • We begin taking calls once the site is open each day – not before, and you must speak to a live person – voicemails will not be responded to during operations. Call (203) 562-2965 to get on the list. List fills quickly (within first hour) and we hope to handle up to 20 people each day (depending on volunteers). 

Evergreen AAA VITA 
43 Norton Ave. New Haven, CT 06511 

Gateway Community College 
20 Church St. New Haven, CT 06510 
In Person - ** STUDENTS ONLY** 
Appointments Required 

Havenly Treats 
25 Temple St. New Haven, CT 06510 
In-Person—First Come, First Serve 
Tues. 6:00PM - 8:00PM 

Tax Haven 
150 Sargent Dr. New Haven, CT 06511 

New Haven Free Public Library - Main Library 
Walk-Ins: 133 Elm St, New Haven, CT 06510 

New Haven Financial Empowerment Center  
Online ONLY: 

New Haven Public Library - Wilson Branch 
Tues. 4:00PM - 7:00PM 
Sat. 1:00PM - 4:00PM 
Call 203-946-2228 for appointment 

Southern Connecticut State University 
501 Crescent St. New Haven, CT 06515 
Weds. 5:00PM-7:30PM  
*Beginning March 2, 2022* 
Call 203-329-5098 Dr. Frank Bevvino 

West Haven Community House 
In-Person: 227 Elm St. West Haven, CT 06516 
Monday: 5:00PM - 7:30PM 
Saturday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM 

Woodbridge Senior Center 
Appointments only 
Tues. 9:00AM-1:00PM 
In-person or drive-thru 
Online: - File a simple return for free, including the State return. No income limit. - Free file through IRS website