COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY OF NEW HAVEN
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Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)


VITA provides free tax preparation services to low-to-moderate-income individuals and families earning less than $54,000 a year. CAANH is one of several sites in the Greater New Haven area. As part of the VITA Program, CAANH partners with the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

 

Last year CAANH prepared and filed 325 tax returns!

  • 43% of clients were eligible for the Earned Income Credit totaling $215,782

  • 8% of clients were eligible for the Child Tax Credit totaling $27,492

  • 14.6% of clients were eligible for the Additional Child Tax Credit totaling $49,704

  • 7% of clients were eligible for the Education Tax Credit totaling $14,486

  • 1% of clients were eligible for the Premium Tax Credit totaling $1,537

  • Total Refund Amount: $512,633

  • Total Credit Amount: $309,001


IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.