Free VITA tax help at Ives is on hiatus until 4 pm on Monday, 3/27, for Yale's Spring Break. Please call 2-1-1 for information on tax prep assistance.

The IRS will offer special Saturday hours at the 150 Court Street, New Haven office on Saturday, April 8th – no appointments needed – to assist with tax preparation and any/all tax questions. Hours are 9 AM to 4 PM at the IRS Court St. office that Saturday. All are welcome.

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.

Click Here for the VITA pamphlet with more information

(Forms, locations, income eligibility, contact information)

Tax Preparation Forms and Booklets

Federal paper forms and booklets from the IRS for the 2022 tax year are not yet available in person at the library. However, federal tax forms are available virtually via the IRS website HERE.

CT state tax forms for the 2022 tax year are available on the CT Department of Revenue’s website HERE.

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 ext. 101 or contact your nearest branch.

In-Person Preparation Services at NHFPL

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Ives Downtown Branch

* VITA at Ives will conclude this week’s tax preparation on Friday, March 10. VITA will resume operations at Ives on Monday, March 27 at 4 PM *

Our VITA site at our Ives downtown location will start on Monday, February 6, 2023 and run through Tuesday, April 18, 2023. There will be VITA hours six days per week at Ives, staffed by the Yale VITA team.

This branch does not accept appointments. The VITA services at Ives will operate on a first come-first serve basis through the entire tax season.

Ives VITA Hours

Monday 4pm – 7:30pm

Tuesday 4pm – 7:30pm

Wednesday 4pm – 7:30pm

Thursday 4pm – 7:30pm

Friday 11am – 4:30pm

Saturday 11am – 2:30

Wilson Branch

* VITA will be closed on library holidays– Wilson will be OPEN during Yale’s vacation March 12, 2023 through March 27, 2023 *

VITA volunteers will begin tax preparation at the Wilson branch on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 and run through Tuesday, April 11, 2023.

Wilson VITA Hours

Tuesday from 4:30pm-7:30pm

Saturday 1pm-4pm

Appointments required at the Wilson branch. They are booked one week in advance every Tuesday at 6pm.

Appointments are booked one week in advance every Tuesday at 6pm, starting on Tuesday, January 24th for appointments on Tuesday, January 31st and Saturday, February 4th on a first-come-first-served basis.

Sign-up can be done by stopping by the Wilson Library or by calling us at (203) 946-2228. Priority will be given to those without access to technology at home.

No call, no show appointments will not be rescheduled

Mitchell Branch

* VITA will be closed on library holidays– Mitchell will be OPEN during Yale’s vacation March 12, 2023 through March 27, 2023 *

The City of New Haven’s Financial Empowerment Center will be providing VITA tax preparation services onsite at the Mitchell Branch beginning Monday February 6, 2023.

Mitchell Tax Prep Hours

Mondays 1pm – 4pm

Appointments required at the Mitchell branch. Call 2-1-1 to make an appointment for VITA services at the Mitchell branch.

Additional Information

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):

Please note that these link to outside organizations. Some information might be out of date, and the NHFPL has no control over that information.