CRT Energy Assistance/VITA Tax Prep

CRT Energy Assistance/VITA Tax Prep
Open Intake Day Jan. 29

Eligible customers may receive help for heating bills or
free tax prep at 555 Windsor Street

Community Renewal Team, Inc. will host a walk-in Energy Assistance and VITA income tax event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, January 29 at its 555 Windsor Street Office in Hartford. CRT staff will process applications for those seeking financial assistance for their heating bills and complete free tax preparation and e-filing.

CRT intake specialists also will process Matching Payment Plan applications for Operation Fuel at the event. Customers using all types of heating fuel-electric, natural gas, oil, kerosene, wood and propane-may apply. Both returning and new customers, including recently laid off residents, are encouraged to apply now to avoid long waits toward the end of the winter. Energy applicants must bring with them the following documents:
·        Social Security Number and date of birth for all household members
·        Current rent statement (if heat is included)
·        For electric or natural gas: Current utility bill in name of a household member over 18
·        For oil, kerosene, wood or propane:  Name of fuel company
·        Proof of current income (pay stubs, bank statements) for all adults for 4 weeks prior to application date
·        Documentation for Social Security and other monthly benefits, such as bank statements
·        Statements for checking, savings, credit union accounts, stocks, bonds and CD’s

CRT’s three Hartford Neighborhood Centers will be closed during the event. Customers with appointments at the centers during that time should come to 555 Windsor Street. VITA free tax preparation is available to families making up to $49,000 in income. For more information about what to bring to the event or to make an appointment for a different date,
call (860) 560-5800.

Canton Senior & Social Services is sponsoring AARP Tax Preparation Assistance from February 3rd through April 13th
at the Canton Community Center. 
This is a FREE service & is open to people of all ages. 
**Appointments must be made by calling 860.693.5811.**

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