Free Income Tax Assistance
- Department of Revenue Services
- AARP Tax-Aide Program
- VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
- Contact 211 for additional services
- UConn Law School Tax Clinic
Department of Revenue ServicesPlease call or e-mail DRS first for assistance. In many cases, a taxpayer's question can be answered via phone and/or with information available online.
Phone: 860-297-5962 (from anywhere); 800-382-9463 (within CT, outside Greater Hartford area only); Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or 860-297-4911 (Hearing Impaired, TDD/TT users only).
DRS Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Check the link below for AARP Tax-Aide updates.
Federal and State Tax Assistance: AARP's Tax-Aide Program, a partnership between the AARP Foundation and the Internal Revenue Service, provides free tax counseling and preparation services to middle-and low-income taxpayers, with special attention to people age 60 and older. Click on the Tax-Aide Site Locator which will take you to the AARP site for information on locations and hours. Many sites will e-file your federal and Connecticut returns at no cost to you. The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services is proud to provide training and materials to volunteers from the Tax-Aide Program.
Federal and State Tax Assistance: The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free tax help for low-to moderate-income (under $56,000) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Volunteers, sponsored by various organizations, receive training to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. Some locations also offer free electronic filing.
If you need assistance from VITA, see the list of Connecticut VITA Sites. Please note: When accessing this IRS link, you must select Continue to get to the screen which allows you to chose your zip code. The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services is proud to provide training and materials to volunteers from the VITA Program.
The Tax Clinic is a pro bono (free) legal clinic that gives free legal help to low income taxpayers with tax problems--either with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS). Diana Leyden, the director and an associate clinical professor, and law students will work on your case. The Tax Clinic also works with attorneys in Connecticut who volunteer to help low income taxpayers pro bono.
The Tax Clinic is independent and separate from the IRS and DRS. All telephone conversations and in person meetings are confidential.
UConn Law School Tax Clinic
Lisa Perkins, Associate Director
65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: (860) 570-5165
NOTE: UCONN tax clinic is only able to assist individual taxpayers with Connecticut income tax problems. They are unable to assist with any other Connecticut business or individual tax.