Please note that all locations of the library will be closed on Saturday, May 28 and Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day

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 and in person 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 2021 tax forms. (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.

Current NHFPL policy is that printing tax forms is free of charge at the library; we cannot provide instructional booklets at this time. For more information, call the Ives Reference Desk at 203-946-8130 or contact your nearest branch.

Need more assistance? Contact VITA’s Helpdesk at 203-946-8130 ext.132 during VITA operating hours.

Online Tax Preparation

To schedule an online appointment, follow this link. Remaining appointments are limited.

In-Person Preparation Services at NHFPL

This year, VITA will be back for limited in-person tax prep services at our Ives and Wilson branches. See below for location-specific details:

Ives Main Library | 133 Elm Street | Walk-ins Only (first come, first served)

VITA in-person tax services at Ives Main Library will begin on Wednesday, February 9th at 4 PM in the Performing Arts Area on the Lower Level. Walk-ins are welcome and will be able to sign in for an available time slot with a VITA volunteer on a first come, first served basis (no appointments, so come early).

Tax prep hours at this location are:

Mondays and Tuesdays:          3:30 PM to 5 PM

Wednesdays and Thursdays:  4 PM to 7:30 PM

Fridays and Saturdays:              11 AM to 4:30 PM

Due to Covid safety measures, masks must be worn and social distancing measures will be in place. Visitors will be asked to leave as a result of failure to observe these measures.

Wilson Branch | 303 Washington Avenue | APPOINTMENT REQUIRED (See below)

VITA tax prep volunteers offer in-person services to the community beginning February 15th. Masks and social distancing is required. Sign up one week in advance for appointments either by stopping by the Wilson Library or by calling 203-946-2228. No call no show appointments will not be rescheduled. Priority will be given to those without access to technology.

Tax prep hours at this location are:

Tuesdays:          4 PM to 7 PM

Saturdays:  1 PM to 4 PM

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

Community Action Agency of New Haven

419 Whalley Ave

New Haven, CT 06511

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

More Info.

Operating Hours (call the site to verify)

Tuesday | 5 pm – 8

Thursday 5 pm – 8 pm

Gateway Community College

20 Church Street

New Haven, CT 06510

Phone: (203) 285-2000
More Info.

In person / Appointment Required


Havenly Treats – English & Espanol

25 Temple St.

New Haven, CT 06510

Phone: (203)-816-0137

More Info.

Operating Hours. (call the site to verify)

First Come, First Serve

Tuesday | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Southern Connecticut State University

501 Crescent Street

New Haven, CT 06515

Phone: (203) 329-5098 – Dr. Frank Bevvino

More Info.

Beginning March 2, 2022

Call to Make an Appointment

Wednesday 5pm – 7:30 pm

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

Beacon Falls Senior Center
57 N Main Street
Beacon Falls CT, 06403
(203) 723-2344
More Info.
Call 211 to make an appointment
Wednesday 5pm – 8pm

Branford Counseling & Community Services
342 Harbor Street
Branford CT, 06405
(203) 481-4248
More Info.
Call 211 to make an appointment
Monday 9am – 1 pm
Thursday 1pm – 4pm

Brookside Estates
6 Solomon Crossing
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 691-8681
More Info.
Online Only for the public;
(In-Person for Residents Only)

Evergreen AAA VITA
43 Norton St.
New Haven, CT
(203) 668-8413
More Info.
Drop Off/Pick Up
Monday | 6pm – 9pm
Tuesday | 6 pm – 9 pm

Hamden Adult Ed VITA
2040 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden CT, 06514
(203) 407-2028
More Info.
In-Person or Online
Proof of Vaccination Required (In-Person Appts)
Monday & Wednesday 5pm – 7:30pm
Saturday 10am – 1:30pm

M.L. Keefe Community Center
11 Pine St.
Hamden, CT 06514
(203) 562-5129
More Info.
Drop Off*

New Financial Empowerment Center
New Haven Financial Empowerment Center
316 Dixwell Ave
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 946-8523
More Info.
Online Only
Call to Make an Appointment

Tax Haven
Fair Haven Community Health Center
150 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
(475) 355-7873
Email: [email protected]
More Info.
Online Only
Call or email to make an appointment

West Haven Community House
227 Elm Street
West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 934-5221
More Info.
In-Person or Online
Monday 5pm – 7:30pm
Saturday 9am – 12pm

Women and Family Life Center
96 Fair Street
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 458-6699
More Info.
Online Only
Call to Make an Appointment

Woodbridge Senior Center
4 Meetinghouse Lane
Woodbridge, CT 06525
(203) 389-2328
More Info.

In Person
Tuesday 9am – 1pm

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 2021 Taxes

United Way’s Listing of Free Tax Prep (In-person & Online):

IRS Listing of Free Tax Prep (In person & Online): Listing of Free Tax Prep (In person & Online):