NHFPL offers free annual tax preparation assistance through partnership with Yale’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Our tax preparation site will be operating in person this year. To download the NHFPL’s VITA flyer, click HERE

Please call 203-936-9395 during Ives VITA hours (listed below) for any questions about free tax prep at the New Haven Free Public Library.

The 2024 VITA pamphlet with more information is HERE!

(Forms, locations, income eligibility, contact information)

Tax Preparation Forms and Booklets

Federal paper forms and booklets from the IRS for the 2023 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 2023 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 print instructional booklets at this time but a limited number will be made available for patron reference in-library only. For more information, call the Ives Reference Desk at 203-946-8130 ext. 101 or contact your nearest branch. 

Wondering what to bring? The IRS has a comprehensive list of required documents that can be found HERE

In-Person Preparation Services at NHFPL

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Ives Main Library

Our VITA site at our Ives downtown location will start on Monday, February 12, 2024 and run through Monday, April 15, 2024. 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 4 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesday 4 pm – 7:30 pm

Wednesday 4 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday 4 pm – 7:30 pm

Friday 11 am – 4:30 pm

Saturday 11 am – 2:30 pm

VITA will not take place at the Ives Main Library on the following days:

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024 – library closed for Mardi Gras
  • Saturday, February 24, 2024 – Chinese Lunar New Year events taking place at the library. Tax preparation will still be available at branch locations who have Saturday availability.
  • Yale’s Spring Break period from Saturday, March 9, 2024 through Sunday, March 24, 2024. Tax preparation will still be available at the Fair Haven, Mitchell, and Wilson branches during those weeks.
  • Library holidays

Wilson Branch

Wilson Branch VITA Hours

Tuesday 4:30 pm – 7 pm

Saturday 1 pm – 4 pm

Appointments are required at Wilson. Appointments are booked one week in advance every Tuesday at 6 pm, starting on Tuesday, January 23rd for appointments starting on Tuesday, January 30th 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.   

Wilson will be closed for VITA appointments on the following days: 

Saturday, February 17 – closed for President’s Day Weekend 

Tuesday, February 20 – closing early for Mardi Gras

Saturday, March 30 – closed for Easter Weekend 

Mitchell Branch

VITA will be closed on library holidays.

Tax preparation services will begin at the Mitchell branch on Monday, February 5, 2024.

The hours for VITA will be Mondays from 12 pm – 3 pm by appointment only. Please call  2-1-1 to schedule your appointment. 

Walk-in appointments are available.  

Fair Haven Branch

VITA Tax services will take place on specific Thursdays from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Services at Fair Haven are by appointment only, please call 2-1-1 to schedule your appointment. 

The dates for VITA are:

February 8, 2024

February 15, 2024

March 14, 2024

March 21, 2024

March 28, 2024

April 11, 2024

Additional Information

United Way’s Listing of Free Tax Prep (In-person & Online): https://uwgnh.org/free-tax-prep-sites

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

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