Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)


We are a IRS-Certified CT VITA Site

Waterbury Youth Services (WYS) began our partnership with CT Association for Human Services (CAHS) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in facilitation of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) in the 2008. Through this program, residents have received help filing their taxes as well as utilization of the Earned Income Credits giving area residents thousands of dollars in tax refunds.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. Most locations also offer free electronic filing. For more information about the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program please visit the IRS website.

Our VITA Site prepared FREE taxes for 140 families in 2016!

Documents To Bring With You

Proof of identification (photo ID)

Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents

An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number

Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN

Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return

Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers

Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)

All Forms 1095, Health Insurance Statements

Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received

A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available

Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check

To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms

Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number

Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care Statements

Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

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Waterbury Youth Services
83 Prospect Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

Dates Of Service
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Hours Of Operation
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Call To Make An Appointment
Call 203-573-0264

*No drop-ins accepted

Bilingual tax scheduler available for Spanish speaking individuals