Free Income Tax Preparation for GCC Students

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Tax Day, the last day to file 2016 returns, is on April 18, 2017. Gateway Community College, in cooperation with the IRS and New Financial Life Corporation of New Haven, will once again offer free 2016 Federal and CT income tax preparation to students with an income under $54,000. Hundreds of GCC students have benefited from this free program over the past several years. Over $1million in refunds was generated for GCC students who participated in 2016.

Tax Prep services will be available on campus in room N008 on the lower level of the north building beginning January 19 through April 17 according to the following schedule: 

Mondays & Thursdays: 5:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Saturdays:9:00am to 1:00pm
(Closed February 17-20, March 13-19 and April 15)

Students who wish to take advantage of the free Tax Prep program should bring the following documents:

  • Government Issued Photo ID
  • Original Social Security Card or ITIN for everyone being claimed
  • All incomes forms – W -2s/1099s/Other Income Information
  • Last Years Tax Return if available
  • List of Deductions (Medical/ Donations/ Taxes/ Interest/ Misc. Expenses)
  • Bank Account Information for Refund Direct Deposit by IRS

All tax preparation is done by GCC accounting majors (interns) under the supervision of professional faculty and staff of Gateway Community College and New Financial Life Corporation of New Haven. Appointments are not required.