Trinfo.Café

Students Offer Free Tax Preparation Services through Pilot VITA Tax Clinic at Trinfo.Café

Serena Laws and Alex Tomcho ’19 assist with tax returns at Trinfo.Café. Photo by Nick Caito.


Trinity College students in Professor Serena Laws’ CLIC 290 course “Tax Policy & Inequality in Hartford” have been trained as IRS-certified tax preparers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) pilot program at Trinfo.Café. If you missed it, make sure to read this piece by Katie Cort ‘19 about how the students are connecting their learning about tax policy with the program and meeting a real need for no-cost tax preparation in the community. The pilot tax clinic is one of several Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) locations in Hartford coordinated by United Way and generally serves people who make less than $55,000, people with disabilities, and offers tax preparation services to Spanish and other language speakers.

The dates/hours for free tax preparation at Trinfo.Café, 1300 Broad Street are listed here:

– Monday 3/25 11am-4pm

– Friday 3/29 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm

– Monday 4/1 11am-4pm

– Wednesday 4/3 3pm-6pm

– Friday 4/5 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm

– Monday 4/8 11am-4pm

– Wednesday 4/10 3pm-6pm

– Friday 4/12 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm

To schedule an appointment, dial 2-1-1, visit www.211ct.org or come to Trinfo.Café in person.


Estudiantes de Trinity certificados por el IRS están disponibles para ayudar a los miembros de la comunidad a preparar sus declaraciones de impuestos estatales y federales, sin costo. La clínica es una de varias ubicaciones de Asistencia Voluntaria de Impuestos sobre el Ingreso (VITA) en Hartford coordinadas por United Way. VITA generalmente sirve a personas que ganan menos de $55,000, personas con discapacidades y contribuyentes que hablan un inglés limitado. Serena Laws, profesora visitante de Trinity en Ciencias Políticas, coordina a los estudiantes voluntarios en el sitio como parte de un curso de Iniciativa de aprendizaje comunitario.

TRINITY VITA TAX CLINIC, Trinfo.Café, 1300 Broad Street, Hartford.

– lunes 3/25 11am-4pm
– viernes 3/29 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
– lunes 4/1 11am-4pm
– miércoles 4/3 3pm-6pm
– viernes 4/5 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
– lunes 4/8 11am-4pm
– miércoles 4/10 3pm-6pm
– viernes 4/12 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm

Para programar una cita, marque 2-1-1, visite www.211ct.org, o visite a Trinfo.Café en persona, 1300 Broad Street.


Thank you to Serena Laws, Director of Community Learning Megan Faver Hartline, Director of Trinfo.Café Carlos Espinosa, Program Manager at Trinfo.Café Arianna Basche, and CHER Director Jack Dougherty for making this pilot program possible.