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Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Get free help filing your taxes at CRT


Trained volunteers help taxpayers prepare and file basic tax returns. Tax forms are completed with guidance and support provided by certified staff. Then tax returns are filed electronically from CRT at no cost. Refunds are generally received within 2 weeks when filed online. In 2016, CRT completed state and federal tax filing for 1,141 households, returning $3.7 million to the local economy.

Free tax preparation is available from the beginning of February through April 15 in Hartford and Middletown. Staff and volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS each tax season. CRT helps individuals and families with incomes under $52,000. Income must be from public benefits, wages, alimony or child support. Individuals and families with investment property are not eligible.

To Apply
No application is needed. Just call your preferred location to make an appointment. Days and hours vary. Bring the following paper work to the meeting:

  • Photo ID
  • Social Security card
  • Last year’s tax return
  • For direct deposit, a check or savings account number with routing number from the check
  • If filing jointly, both you and your spouse need to be present to sign the form
  • Paperwork showing property tax payments (home and auto)
  • General income paperwork: W-2, W-2G, 1099–INT, SSA-1099R, 1099–DIV, 1099-G
  • If a homeowner, alimony received, 1099-MISC, 1099-B, and 1099-R

Make an appointment to complete your taxes at one of the offices:

Tax Prep Locations

VITA Free Tax Preparation Center330 Market StreetHartford(860) 560-4210Tue and Thu 9 am - 5 pm
VITA Free Tax Preparation Center395 Wethersfield AvenueHartford(860) 560-4210Sat. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
VITA Free Tax Preparation Center44 Hamlin StreetMiddletown860-347-4465Mondays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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For more information
VITA Free Tax Preparation Center
Address: 330 Market Street, Hartford
Telephone: (860) 560-4210
[email protected]
Office Hours: Tue and Thu 9 am - 5 pm

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Updated February 2018  


Ruth Flemming
IDA participant
I put money away to grow my business, and CRT’s IDA program matched my savings with $2 for every $1 I banked! You’re going to see my healthy soups in area grocery stores, thanks to the investment I’m making in marketing and distribution. This is more than my business, it’s my passion!."

Free Workshop- Alternatives to Foreclosure




Volunteers are trained and certified by the Internal Revenue Service