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Tax Preparation Help 2014

Hartford Public Library provides tax forms and instructions as a service to our customers.  We also maintain files of reproducible forms for the State of Connecticut and the IRS.  These materials can be found near the Service Desk in the Downtown Library as well as in the Library's other branches.

Tech savvy filers with an annual income of up to $58,000 can file online for free at www.myfreetaxes.com/unitedway. Internet access is required.

Downtown - VITA PROGRAM

Free tax assistance to households with annual incomes of $52,000 or less. 

Where:
Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street - 2nd floor
Hartford, CT 06103

Tuesday  4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday  4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday  4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Call 211 Infoline
or (860) 695-6295 to make an
appointment or walk in - first come, first
served. Appointments recommended.

Forms To Bring To Tax Assistance Site

  • Picture ID for the taxpayer and spouse (if applicable)
  • All W-2 forms for household members
  • All 1099 forms (if any) for household members
  • Social Security card(s) or Individual Taxpayer ID Number(s) for all household members
  • Last year's tax return (if you have one)
  • Child care provider name(s), address(es), and tax ID number(s)
  • Education expenses and student loan information
  • For direct deposit of a check refund, a check or savings account number with routing number
  • Any other tax-related documents you have received

Federal Taxes
Federal tax forms, instructions, and other publications
are available for downloading and online viewing. (Many of these files can be best viewed and printed using Adobe's free Acrobat Reader.  Download the program and follow the instructions on Adobe's download page.)

Electronic filing of federal taxes is available from several sources online, usually for a fee.  Millions of  taxpayers are eligible for Free File.  Free File is online tax preparation and electronic filing through a partnership agreement between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, LLC.  Find out if you qualify.

Contact my Local IRS Office in Connecticut
IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers are a one-stop resource for face-to-face tax help and solutions to tax problems, every business day.  Multilingual assistance is available in all Connecticut offices.

City Street Address Days/Hours of Service Telephone
Hartford 135 High St.
Hartford, CT 06103
Monday - Friday, 
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
 
(860) 756-4505

This location is not preparing tax returns this year.


Connecticut Taxes

Connecticut tax forms, instructions, and other publications are available for downloading and online viewing.

Use Connecticut's Taxpayer Service Center TSC-IND  for electronic filing of your Connecticut full-year,  resident income tax return or extension request.

Contact my Local Department of Revenue Service Office
You can now contact the State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Service Office by phone, email, by mail, by fax, or by visiting the office closest to you.

City Street Address Days/Hours of Service Telephone
Hartford 25 Sigourney St.
Hartford, CT  06106
Monday - Friday, 
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
1-800-382-9463 (In-State) or   (860) 297-5962

Tax forms from other states

AARP Tax-Aide

AARP Tax-Aide was established in 1968 to help older persons complete their tax returns.  This program is available from February 1-April 15 each year.  Use the AARP Tax-Aide Site Locator to identify AARP Tax-Aide sites in your area.  Appointments are required.