FREE VITA income tax preparation available

TEAM, Inc. announced it will offer FREE tax preparation services to Valley households through its “Volunteer Income Tax Assistance” (VITA) program at TEAM , Derby Neck Library and Milford Senior Center.

VITA offers free tax assistance to qualifying taxpayers who require assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

IRS certified volunteers will work personally with individuals to prepare returns and submit tax filings electronically. The tax preparation service is at no cost to those who meet income guidelines (individual or family income under $54,000).

VITA aims to help working families take advantage of all tax credits for which they are eligible, including earned income tax credit, child tax credits and education credits. This not only assists the individual family, but also increases tax dollars in the community.

Last year, $1,436,655 was refunded by the IRS to 989 Valley and Milford taxpayers who had their 2016 income tax returns prepared and electronically filed by TEAM’s VITA program. Of the federal refunds, low-income families received $472,266 in Earned Income Tax Credits and $165,546 in Child Tax Credits. Sixty volunteer tax preparers provided 2,100 hours of volunteerism that made the Valley program possible.

VITA services will be available by appointment at TEAM, 30 Elizabeth Street, Derby, on Monday afternoons from 12 -2 p.m., Wednesday evenings from 4 – 7 p.m. or Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 noon beginning Monday, Jan. 29 to Saturday, April 14 and Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave. Derby on Sunday afternoons from 1-4 pm., from Jan. 28 to April 8. Milford Senior, Center, 9 Jepson Drive, VITA services will be available by appointment on either Monday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm or Sundays from 12 noon-3 p.m. beginning Sunday, Jan. 28 to Monday, April 16, 2018.

To schedule an appointment you can go on-line to or call 211 (available 24/7) and follow the prompts (choose option 3 & option 6) or call 203.736.5420 ext. 0.