Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

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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

  • 3, 487 tax returns were completed by VITA volunteers.   
  • $2, 087, 077 in Earned Income Tax Credits was provided  
  • $6, 162, 201 in refunds was received by those families

Click HERE to see this year's VITA site locations.

Click HERE to see what to bring to the VITA site.

The VITA program in Coastal Fairfield County is in partnership with the Connecticut Association for Human Services, the IRS, tax prep sites and supported by JPMorgan Chase Foundation and Wells Fargo.