Free SimplifyCT (Vita) Volunteer Tax Assistance Help
Through the Norwalk Public Library System
Service Goes Virtual January 25 - April 15
|The Norwalk Public Library System is pleased to announce the no cost, full-service SimplifyCT Volunteer Tax Assistance Program, providing free state and federal income tax preparation and e-filing, with special attention to seniors and low to moderate income households, will again be offered. But, because of Covid restrictions there will be no on-site preparation this year.|
There will be two options to access this service:Virtual Method - for Main Library & for South Norwalk Branch
The preferred all-virtual method allows clients to upload information and documents via a secure Internet site into the “Get Your Refund” system, from the convenience and safety of home. Taxes will then be prepared, and the preparer will contact the client by phone or email with any questions or request for additional information, if needed.
"Note - One of the questions you will be asked is if you earn more than $66,000. Even if your income exceeds this amount do not check this box. We will prepare your return irrespective of your income.”
IN-PERSON SCANNING METHOD
There will be limited appointments available at the Main library and South Norwalk branch for anyone unable to submit their information virtually. Clients will be helped with scanning their information and documents, which will then be used to prepare tax returns by SimplifyCT preparers, working remotely. Arrangements will be made to deliver the completed tax return to the client at a later date.
Norwalk Public Library (Main) - call for appointments (203) 899-2780 x15106
South Norwalk Branch - call for appointment (203) 899-2790 x15902
INFORMATION & DOCUMENTS NECESSARY for TAX PREPARATION
● Government Issued Photo ID.
● Social Security or ITIN numbers for all taxpayers and dependents.
● Bank account/routing numbers (blank check preferable), if expecting a refund.
All 2020 income report forms received:
● SSA1099 if you were paid Social Security benefits.
Other Important Documents:
● Receipts for deductible expenses including real estate and vehicle taxes paid.
Across the nation, during the last full tax season, 65,000 IRS-certified volunteers provided this service at more than 9,000 sites. Some three and a half million taxpayer returns were prepared and filed via this service throughout the country. In Connecticut 52,000 federal returns were processed, in addition to an equal number of state returns and many amended filings from prior years. Over 1,700 of these were filed at area libraries and at Norwalk City Hall, with $2 million in federal refunds being returned, 53% of which were from tax credits such as for earned income and education.
For further information please call Norwalk PL’s Information Desk at (203) 899-2780 ext. 15109.
|Item||Contact / Additional Information
|Tax Return Preparation and Filing|
|Internal Revenue Service||IRS Forms: 1-800-829-FORM|
|Internal Revenue Service - Español||IRS Help: 1-800-829-1040 or 4477|
|Federal Tax Forms & Publications||Mailing addresses for Federal Tax Forms|
|Federal Tax Forms by Mail|
|Transcript Types and How to Order Them|
|Foreign Exchange Rate (annual)|