Volunteer Income Tax Assistance has Gone Virtual!
We are excited to share that VITA has gone virtual! To reduce the spread of COVID-19, many of Connecticut's VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites must close. To maintain our services in light of these closings, United Way of Greater Waterbury, Connecticut Association for Human Services and the Internal Revenue Service have partnered together to bring Virtual VITA to our community, offering free virtual tax preparation for households earning $56,000 or less that still need to file. The tax filing deadline is also now extended until July 15th (with no interest or penalties).
In order to participate you will need a smart phone or computer and Wi-Fi access. Simply click or copy and paste the link below into your web browser. Fill out the application, upload tax documents and select an appointment time and a VITA Volunteer will be in touch with you to complete your return.
Connecticut United Ways’ ALICE Saves* program has partnered with Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners, a nonprofit social enterprise and national leader in financial coaching, to offer a free financial coaching program available online and by phone.
Known as TrustPlus, the program provides one‐on‐one support for clients with challenges such as dealing with creditors, finding emergency resources, and reducing debt.
The program is available to all Connecticut residents, but has particular relevance for easing the burden on those struggling financially amid the COVID‐19 pandemic.
Those wishing to sign up for TrustPlus can text “AliceSaves” to 646-349-5959, click the button “sign up” and select the Neighborhood Trust Budget Coach they prefer. They will then be asked to schedule a 30‐minute appointment to speak with the coach by phone or Skype.