NHFPL offers free annual tax preparation assistance through partnership with Yale’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Our tax preparation site will be operating ONLINE ONLY this year. See below for more information.

Tax Preparation Forms and Booklets

Need the traditional paper tax forms?

Federal forms are available at all 5 of our library locations! Call your local branch to pickup your blank 2020 tax forms via curbside pickup. (Contact information is available at the bottom of this page.) Federal tax forms are also available virtually via the IRS website.

All State of CT tax forms will be available online this year on the CT Department of Revenue Services website.

The State of CT will not distribute any print copies of CT tax forms and booklets to libraries this year. Current NHFPL policy is that printing these documents is free of charge at the library. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 203-946-8130.

Virtual Tax Preparation Services

This year, the VITA Coalition will use a new online tax platform called GetYourRefund. Follow these instructions to get started: 

  1. Go to NHFPL’s unique GetYourRefund link (http://www.getyourrefund.org/NHFPL-CT). Do this prior to your appointment. 
  1. Click “Get Started” and follow the prompts to enter your information and upload your tax documents. 
  1. VITA volunteers will review your uploaded documents to be sure they were submitted correctly and nothing is missing. They will contact you via email or phone if anything is missing or they need more information. 
  1. Once everything is good to go, you will be contacted by VITA via email with a unique link for you to use to make an appointment. 
  1. A VITA volunteer will call you on the day and time of your appointment to complete your tax return with you over the phone. A copy of your return will be emailed to you. 

Need more assistance? Contact VITA’s Helpdesk at (203) 442-6067.

Other Tax Preparation Services

Click Here for FREE, IN-PERSON New Haven Tax Prep Providers

Limited in-person tax filing assistance is available at a few locations following CDC guidelines. Please call your chosen location directly to confirm hours, an appointment (if needed), and safety guidelines PRIOR to visiting. See details below for more information on in-person tax prep locations: 

Emanuel Lutheran Church VITA

280 Humphrey St.

Phone: (203)-562-2965   

Email:  emanuellutherannhct@gmail.com 

Operating Hours. (now through 4/18/2021)

Wednesdays  10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Sundays from 12 pm – 4 p.m. through 4-18-21

Closed on holidays   

This option is walk-in only, no appointments. Due to the pandemic, do not enter the building without an invitation. Upon arrival, please remain in your car and call the church for further instruction and admittance. Masks and physical distancing is required at all times.

Community Action Agency of New Haven

419 Whalley Ave., New Haven

Phone: (203)-387-7700, press 6 for VITA

Operating Hours. (call the site to verify)

Tuesdays: 5 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursdays: 5 pm – 7:30 pm

Evergreen AAA VITA

43 Norton St.
New Haven, CT
Phone: (203) 668-8413
More Info.

Operating Hours (call site to verify):

Tues 5:30-7:30

This site also offers Drop-Off Tax Prep 3 days a week. See the drop-down below for more information on Drop Off Services.

Havenly Treats

25 Temple St., New Haven    

Phone: (203)-816-0137


Mondays 5:30 pm – 8 pm 

This option is appointment only. Call Havenly Treats to schedule ahead.

Click Here for More FREE Tax Prep Providers In the Greater New Haven Area (Online/Drop Off/LIMITED In-Person)

Provider (Call directly for details)Service Type
Evergreen AAA VITA
43 Norton St.
New Haven, CT
(203) 668-8413
More Info.
Drop off Service*: Mon, Weds & Fri 5-9 pm
In-Person VITA Help:  Tues 5:30-7:30
Brookside Estates
6 Solomon Crossing
New Haven, CT 06515
More Info.
Online Only for the public;
(In-Person for Residents Only)
Columbus Family Academy
255 Blatchley Ave
New Haven, CT 06513
More Info.
Online Only
New Haven Opportunity Center
316 Dixwell Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 387-7000
More Info.
Online Only
Hamden High School VITA
More Info.
Online Only
M.L. Keefe Community Center
11 Pine St.
Hamden, CT 06514
Drop Off*
Gateway Community Tech College
221 Montowese Ave.
North Haven, CT 06473
More Info.
Drop Off*
Woodbridge Senior Center VITA
More Info.
Online Only
Please contact these locations directly to confirm details & hours before traveling.

*Drop off services are offering pre-packets that consist of a Checklist, Consent Form, Intake Sheet, and Survey. They may be picked up at the drop off location and then dropped back off with the necessary documents and someone will be in contact for pick up.

Click Here for More Information on 2020 Taxes

United Way’s Listing of Free Tax Prep (In-person & Online): https://uwgnh.org/news_post/2021-vita/

IRS Listing of Free Tax Prep (In person & Online): https://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/jsp/vita.jsp?zip=06511&lat=41.3212912&lng=-72.9283391&radius=10

CT.gov Listing of Free Tax Prep (In person & Online): https://portal.ct.gov/DRS/Individuals/VITA-TCE/Free-Income-Tax-Assistance#vita