Tax Information 2021

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

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COVID-19 UPDATE:

HRA will be providing FREE Income Tax Preparation assistance this year with COVID-19 restrictions. All sites are NOT open to the general public. Customers may choose to file their return with one of the two methods below:

Drop-Off Method

Customers can schedule an appointment to drop off tax return documents at a local VITA sites. An appointment is necessary in order to drop off your documents. You may wait in a vehicle until your return is complete or schedule a time to return to the site to pick up your documents.

Call today for your appointment:

(860) 356-2000

Appointments begin February 1, 2021

Schedule an appointment online


Virtual VITA Method

Virtual VITA Method: Customers can submit documents electronically through our secure Virtual VITA program.

Virtual VITA

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(Customers can submit documents electronically through our secure Virtual VITA program.)


Program offers:

  • Preparation and filing of annual tax returns by IRS-certified volunteers. All volunteers must be certified in Standards of Conduct (Ethics) and Current Tax Law along with other IRS required training. Training is updated annually.
  • Free of charge service to families and individuals whose total household income is $69,000 or less.

All information is kept strictly confidential.


Bring to Your Appointment:

  • Photo identification or Valid driver’s license
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer ID Number(s) for all household members
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and your dependents
  • Wage and earning statement(s) forms W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from all banks (Form 1099)
  • Forms 1095 A, B or C, Affordable Care Act Statements
  • Copy of last year’s federal and state returns if available
  • Proof of bank account routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit (blank check or a letter from your bank)
  • Other relevant information:
    • Receipts from child care providers, with provider’s identifying number
    • Education expenses and student loan information
    • List of all business income and expenses, if applicable
  • Married taxpayers filing a joint return: both spouses must be present to sign required forms
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