Get assistance and file your taxes over the phone, e-mail,
and at select drop-off locations
AARP Tax-Aide services are available to help you file over the phone and Online with assistance. Visit the AARP Tax-Aid Website to get started.
Federal and State Tax Assistance: AARP’s Tax-Aide Program, a partnership between the AARP Foundation and the Internal Revenue Service, provides free tax counseling and preparation services to middle-and low-income taxpayers, with special attention to people age 60 and older. Click on the Tax-Aide Site Locator which will take you to the AARP site for information on locations and hours. Many sites will e-file your federal and Connecticut returns at no cost to you. The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services is proud to provide training and materials to volunteers from the Tax-Aide Program.
There will be no Tax-Aide services at the Wolcott Library this year.
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
Federal and State Tax Assistance: The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free tax help for low-to moderate-income (under $56,000) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Volunteers, sponsored by various organizations, receive training to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. Some locations also offer free electronic filing.
Community Accounting Aid and Services, Inc. (CAAS) is a not-for-profit agency providing free tax advice, accounting and financial counseling to economically disadvantaged businesses, individuals and not-for-profit organizations in Connecticut. CAAS is supported by the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA). Assistance is available to:
(1) individuals with household income of $25,000 or less,
(2) married couples with combined household income of $30,000 or less,
(3) families of three with a household income of $35,000 or less,
(4) families of four or more with a household income of $40,000 or less,
(5) not-for-profit organizations with annual revenue less than $100,000 – and presently not using the services of an accountant.
UCONN LAW SCHOOL TAX CLINIC
The Tax Clinic is a pro bono (free) legal clinic that gives free legal help to low income taxpayers with tax problems–either with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS). Diana Leyden, the director and an associate clinical professor, and law students will work on your case. The Tax Clinic also works with attorneys in Connecticut who volunteer to help low income taxpayers pro bono.
The Tax Clinic is independent and separate from the IRS and DRS. All telephone conversations and in person meetings are confidential.
UConn Law School Tax Clinic
Lisa Perkins, Associate Director
65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: (860) 570-5165
NOTE: UCONN tax clinic is only able to assist individual taxpayers with Connecticut income tax problems. They are unable to assist with any other Connecticut business or individual tax.
Department of Revenue Services
To protect health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, DRS has suspended walk-in services to the public at its four branch offices. Please call or e-mail DRS for assistance.
Monday – Friday (8:30 am to 4:30 pm).
(800) 382-9463 (CT callers outside the Greater Hartford calling area only), or (860) 297-5962 from anywhere
* DRS does not provide assistance in completing your federal return. You may be eligible for free assistance from the Internal Revenue Service ((800) 829-1040) or from one of the organizations listed above.
The information on this page is taken directly from the Free Income Tax Assistance page of the Connecticut State Website.