NEW BRITAIN - The Human Resources Agency of New Britain will open two new local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites at the end of January.
One of the sites will be in Bristol and the other will be in Plymouth. They are part of an IRS-backed program in which volunteers train to become IRS certified to provide free tax return preparation for low- to moderate-income people, according to a press release from HRA.
HRA began operating the VITA program in 2004 with one location in New Britain.
This year, over 200 volunteers will prepare taxes at 13 locations in Bristol, Farmington, Meriden, New Britain, Plymouth, Southington, Vernon and Wallingford, ncluding IRS-certified student volunteers who will prepare taxes at Tunxis Community College and New Britain High School.
The West Central Connecticut United Way at 440 N. Main St., Bristol, has been a partner of HRA and VITA for several years, and will provide service from its office.
“United Way has been doing very well,. That’s why they keep repeating of it every year,” said Caren Dickman, communications and grant development specialist for HRA.
The site in Bristol will be the second of its kind and is slated to open Jan. 25. It will be at the HRA office at 55 South St. and the hours are Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. For an appointment, call 860-356-2000.
The Plymouth site will open on Jan. 24. It will be at Town Hall at 80 Main St., Terryville, and the hours are Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. For an appointment call 860-585-4028.
More information can be found at visithranbct.org/VITA.
Lorenzo Burgio can be reached at 860-973-5088 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.