VITA Free Tax Prep and Filing

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United Way of Coastal Fairfield County supports a fast, free and easy way to get your taxes done through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  In partnership with Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) , the VITA program relies on dedicated volunteers who are trained by the IRS and certified to prepare simple tax returns and screen customers for special tax credits.

Through the VITA program thousands of families gain an understanding of the possible credits they can receive such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and learn about the tax process and and become empowered to make financial decisions for the future.

VITA volunteers offer free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

Please see the links below to find VITA locations and to learn more about what to bring with you.


Results last year

  • 4,894 tax returns were completed by VITA volunteers.   
  • $978,800 was saved in tax prep and filing fees
  • $7,770,644 in refunds and tax credits was received by those families

Scroll down to find a VITA site near you.

The VITA program in Coastal Fairfield County is in partnership with the Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS), the IRS, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, Citi, Fairfield County's Community Foundation, Near & Far Aid, People's United Bank, Signature Bank, and Wells Fargo.

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2018 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites


BICC Center
877 Park Ave (Parking on State Street)
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Call for appointment: (845) 633-2679
Tues. & Sun. 3-7 pm

Burroughs Community Center
2470 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Call for appointment: (203) 334-0293
Mon. 6-7:30pm, Sun. 11am-1pm

Calvary Temple Christian Center
319 Barnum Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06608
Call for appointment: (203) 377-0689
Sat. 12-4pm

Career Resources Bridgeport
350 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Call for appointment: (203) 953-3230
Tues.- Thurs. 5-7pm

LifeBridge Community Services
475 Clinton Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Call for appointment: (203) 368-5524
Tues.5-8pm, Wed. - Thurs. 5-7pm


Fairfield Public Library
1080 Old Post Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824
Walk-in Only
Tues. 9:30am -4pm


Family & Children's Agency
140 Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
Call for appointment: (203) 523-5336 M-F 9am-5pm
Tues. 5:30-9pm

Norwalk City Hall
125 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT, 06851
Walk-in Only
Tues. 1:30-8pm

Norwalk Community College
188 Richards Avenue Rm W140
Norwalk, CT 06854
Walk-in Only
For information (203) 857-7144
Tues., Thurs. 7-9:30 pm
Sat. 10am-3:30pm

Norwalk Main Library
1 Belden Ave.
Walk - Ins Only
Thurs. 2:30-8pm

Norwalk Senior Center
11 Allen Road
Norwalk, CT 06851
Call for appointment: (203) 847-3115
Fri. 9am-4pm

South Norwalk Library
10 Washington Street
Walk-in Only
Tues: 10am-5pm 2nd Fl
Sat. 9am-2pm - upstairs


Franklin Elementary School
1895 Barnum Avenue
Stratford, CT 06615
Call for appointment: (203) 377-0689
Mon. 4-8pm

South End Community Center
19 Bates Street
Stratford, CT 06615
Call for appointment: (203) 377-0689
Mon. 12-3pm, Thurs. 1-4pm & 5-8pm