VITA program site available to help people file taxes

Taxes are due in a month and help may be available to you for free.
State and local politicians visited the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program site at Alliance Community Empowerment in Norwalk.
VITA is a program sponsored by the IRS where trained volunteers prepare and file state and federal returns for free for low- and moderate-income families.
"Come to a VITA site where if you make less than $60,000 a year, you'll have a very helpful volunteer help you very quickly fill out that tax return and you may be delighted to, as so many people are, to learn that you got thousands of dollars coming back to you," said Rep. Jim Himes.
Officials say the average tax refund that Vita can get families is a little more than $1,700. To find a VITA site near you call 211.