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Low to moderate income taxpayers who cannot prepare their own tax returns can get help through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA) at Norwalk Community College, located at 188 Richards Ave.
The VITA program provides free income tax preparation services for families who earn incomes of approximately $52,000 or less. NCC is one of several VITA sites available to clients in lower Fairfield County.
No appointments are necessary. Walk-ins seeking tax preparation help can come to Room W138 on the NCC West Campus on Saturdays through April 12 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; or come to the Student Success Center, located off the main entrance to the East Campus Atrium, on Thursday evenings through April 10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
At NCC, IRS trained student volunteers are ready to prepare taxes, ensure accurate refunds and encourage savings. The volunteer preparers make sure that taxpayers claim credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which can lead to significant tax refunds. Refund recipients are also counseled on how to save refund money for a secure financial future.
To determine if you meet the basic qualifications to use this free service, search “Free Tax Preparation for You by Volunteers” on the IRS website at www.irs.gov. The website also provides a list of documents and information you should bring with you.
For additional information about the NCC VITA Program, contact Professor Tony Scott, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (203) 857-7144 or (203) 857-7358.