The information below will be subject to change as the tax season gets under way. If you have any questions contact us at info@hamdenlibrary.org or call 203-287-2680

Tax Day for individuals is Tuesday, April 18 for both Federal and State taxes.

The Library has placed orders for the Federal 1040 tax forms and instructions, but they have not arrived yet. Based on our experience in previous years, we should receive the forms some time in late January or early February.

The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services no longer sends tax booklets and instructions to libraries or any other bulk distribution sites. Tax forms for the state can be accessed online, see the DRS contact information below.

Federal 1040 tax forms and instructions will also be available at our Whitneyville and Community Branch libraries, once we receive our orders.

Note that due to Covid-19, print forms and correspondence submitted to the IRS will take longer to process than electronic submissions.

Federal Tax Forms and Information:

Internal Revenue Service
Telephone assistance available Monday thru Friday 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

For Individuals: 800-829-1040
For Businesses: 800-829-4933
Hearing Impaired TTY/TDD: 800-829-4059

Order or Print IRS tax forms & publications:

Filing Information

IRS Free File Program

Connecticut Tax Forms and Information

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services 

Telephone assistance available Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
860-297-5962 (from anywhere)
1-800-382-9463 (Within CT-Outside Greater Hartford area only)
860-297-4911 (TDD/TT Users only)

Patrons without access to a computer or printer can request forms by calling the DRS at 860-297-5962. Paper forms are only being sent to those without access to a printer or a computer. Only one copy of each form will be sent by mail.

Tax Assistance

IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers

Taxpayer Assistance Centers operate by appointment. To make an Appointment call 844-545-5640
From the IRS: “When you arrive, wear a mask and stay 6 feet away from others. Reschedule your appointment if you feel ill.”
For more information see the IRS website.

The closest TAC is the New Haven Office located at 150 Court St. New Haven, CT 06510. For office Information call 203-492-8609, for Appointments call 844-545-5640
Services available at the New Haven IRS office:

  • Account inquiries (help with letters, notices and levies on your wages or bank account)
  • Adjustments (changes to tax account information or payments)
  • Alien clearances (Sailing Permits)
  • Assistance with Affordable Care Act tax provision questions for individuals
  • Assistance with questions about tax law changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is available year-round. See Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for more information.
  • Basic tax law assistance (answers related to your individual Federal Tax Return)
  • Economic Impact Payment Issues
  • Form 911 PDF, Request for Taxpayer Advocate Service Assistance
  • Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return (submission of tax return if unable to e-file)
  • Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) Request
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers and Form W-7 (More Information)
  • Payment arrangements
  • Payments (check or money order only)
  • Procedural inquiries
  • Solutions to tax issues
  • Tax forms (All forms, instructions & publications are readily available online on IRS.gov. Availability is very limited in IRS offices)

VITA

Your Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will be back in-person this year at Hamden High (Covid trends permitting) for clients with proof of vaccination. Hamden VITA will also provide virtual tax prep for unvaccinated clients and those preferring virtual tax prep.

For in-person tax prep:

  • Hours: Mon and Wed, 4:15-8:30 pm, and Sat, 9am-3pm, at Hamden High
  • Open Jan 30-April 17 (except for Feb 8, Feb 20, April 12 and Hamden High School closures)
  • No appointment necessary
  • Masks required

For Drop-off Service:

  1. Come to the High School
  2. Fill out the intake form.
  3. Leave the form along with your tax documents, with the VITA greeter at the reception table. The same volunteer team you previously worked with will prepare your returns.
  4. Come back a week later to sign your completed documents.

Additional Hamden location:

M.L. Keefe Community Center
11 Pine St. Hamden, CT 06514
Drop Off Services
Thurs. 3pm-8pm

For virtual tax preparation:

Upload your information, starting Jan 24, 2022, to www.GetYourRefund.org/HHS-CT
Requirements:
* Household income under $60,000
* For in-person tax preparation, proof of vaccination and masks required (no proof needed for virtual prep)
* Government-issued photo ID for taxpayers and social security or ITIN number verification for everyone on tax return
* Documents detailing all income and expenses needed to file (visit www.irs.gov/individuals/checklist-for-free-tax-return-preparation for a list of potential documents needed)

Alternatively, if your household income is greater than $60,000 you can use
https://www.myfreetaxes.com/ to file a simple return (including State returns) for free.

Questions? You can reach us at HamdenHighVita@gmail.com. Your VITA team looks forward to serving you!

What do I need to File my Taxes?

(Source: United Way of Greater New Haven)

  • Photo ID for you (and spouse if filing jointly)
  • Social Security cards or statements for every member of your family who’ll be included on your return
  • W-2s and/or 1099s from ALL of your jobs in 2021 plus Form 1099-G from the state of CT showing any unemployment compensation
  • Interest, dividend and investment statements from your financial institutions, if applicable
  • Information on any expenses you paid in 2021, for example tuition and student loans (Form 1098T, 1099E); annual mortgage statement if you own your home; charitable contributions; record of home or car taxes paid to your town; documentation from any child care provider of their tax ID number and how much you paid.
  • Health Insurance Statement from Access Health (Form 1095A from the CT Marketplace)
  • If you come in-person, please also bring:
    • Proof of full vaccination for everyone coming inside
    • A mask for everyone coming inside
  • Want your refund direct deposited?
    • Please bring in your routing and account number (available on your checks).

Questions? Email Hamden VITA at HamdenAdultEdVITA@gmail.com