Dollars and Sense Day Is March 2nd!

March 2nd is Dollars and Sense Day at Hartford Public Library Downtown

Free, no-appointment online tax filing support for Greater Hartford residents and families with 2018 incomes up to $55,000


Saturday, March 2, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Hartford Public Library Downtown

500 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut

WHO: Individuals and families with 2018 incomes up to $55,000 will obtain free walk-in tax filing support from IRS-trained Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program volunteers.

WHY: Dollars and Sense Day at Hartford Public Library is part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program’s drive to put money back in the pockets of hard-working people.

BRING: Tax filers must bring all tax documentation with them to their VITA appointments, including picture ID, social security cards or Taxpayer Identification Number, birth dates for the filer, spouse and dependents; wage and earnings statements (Form W-2, W2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc from all their 2018 employers); interest and dividend statements from banks; a copy of their 2017 tax return; proof of bank account routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit of refunds; daycare payments and the daycare provider’s identification number; and health coverage statements. Married couples filing jointly must both be present to sign required tax forms. Learn more about what to bring to your VITA appointment here.

Thanks to the volunteers and organizations involved in the VITA program, in 2018, 7487 returns were completed at sites in Greater Hartford, New Britain and Windham, bringing residents $15,581,865 in refunds and credits.

Those who are not able to get their taxes filed during Dollars and Sense Day may visit and click on ‘Tax Help’ or call 2-1-1 and press 3 and then 6 to see if they qualify for free tax preparation and make an appointment at a convenient VITA site.

Individuals and families with household incomes up to $66,000 in 2018 can file for free on their own and obtain online support at any time using

For more information, visit

VITA and MyFreeTaxes are offered by The Village for Families & Children and United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut to help working families become financially secure. Free tax preparation is one way for hard-working families to keep more money in their wallets by obtaining the tax refunds and credits they have earned. United Way and The Village are a part of a state-wide group of community organizations and funders committed to helping families access this important service.

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