HARTFORD— Free income tax preparation services offered by Community Renewal Team begins its 12th year helping low- and middle-income Connecticut families capture maximum tax credits while saving the cost of tax preparation services – to the tune of millions of dollars.
Last year, CRT’s tax volunteers helped Hartford and Middlesex County families through Earned Income Tax Credits, child care credits, tax refunds and savings on tax preparation fees.
CRT’s Wethersfield Avenue and Market Street locations will start reviewing taxes February 1. Middletown and Manchester locations begin appointments February 3 and the East Hartford office begins tax review February 4. To schedule an appointment at any one of our centers, call 860-TAX HELP (829-4357).
To reach our centers directly:
330 Market St., Hartford 860-560-5149
395 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford 860-560-5738
44 Hamlin St., Middletown 860-347-4465
81 Woodlawn Circle, East Hartford 860-282-0284
479 Main St., Manchester 860-647-3095
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), offered by organizations across the nation, offers free tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers to income-eligible families. State and federal returns are e-filed, and refund checks are direct-deposited for those who have checking accounts or issued as a pre-loaded bank card for those who cannot open a traditional bank account.
CRT will offer VITA services at most sites from now until April 15, 2014.