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NJ Free Tax Assistance Locations

*COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Announcement: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please follow directions listed and/or call agency prior to visiting. 

This year you may find that VITA tax preparation programs around the state have COVID-19 restrictions. Many VITA volunteers are either working remotely, limiting their in-person availability, or opting for drop-off services. 

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free tax preparation in different ways – in-person, low-contact, or contact-free – depending on what service is available in your area. Some sites can provide service in one or two visits, or you may not need to visit a site at all, with all interactions taking place online. 

For the most current listing of AARP locations, visit the 2022 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service.  

VITA sites listed below are actively helping clients this year. Look for the location in your area and follow the instructions provided for that site or call the site for further instructions. The VITA program’s goal is to complete your tax return in a timely manner. Submitting ALL the information and documentation required to complete the tax return will hasten the process. 


Use the drop-down menu to filter the list by county.

Current Centers List

Atlantic

Howard Stainton Senior Center

counties served: Atlantic Cape May

Location

1735 Simpson Ave
Ocean City, NJ
Special instructions:

An appointment for document drop-off is required.  Walk-ins are not permitted.
Drop Off service completes your tax return later the same day.

Household income limit: $65,000 or less

Phone: 609-398-2552
Open:

Mon, Wed, Fri 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Make appointment

United Way of Northern New Jersey - Virtual Portal

counties served: Atlantic Bergen Burlington Camden Cape May Cumberland Essex Gloucester Hudson Hunterdon Mercer Middlesex Monmouth Morris Ocean Passaic Salem Somerset Sussex Union Warren
Special instructions:


100% Virtual Service

Visit our secure online portal here to start the tax filing process. Using a computer or your smartphone, scan or take pictures of required documents for upload.

IRS tax law-certified volunteers will review all documents and communicate through video chat or by phone for the entire process, which includes clarifying or obtaining additional information, reviewing the return, completing it, and filing it electronically.

Once all documents are uploaded, returns will be prepared for completion within seven to 10 business days.

Open:

Website available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Make appointment
Bergen

Franciscan CDC

counties served: Bergen Hudson

Location

239 Anderson Ave
Fairview, NJ
Special instructions:

By appointment only.  Call to schedule an appointment. 

Drop off or virtual services only.

Spanish services available

Phone: 201-941-2977
Open:

Tue 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri, Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Visiting Homemaker Service

counties served: Bergen Hudson

Location

1919 Kennedy Blvd
North Bergen, NJ
Special instructions:

By appointment only.  Visit the website or call to schedule an appointment.

Services offered:

- Drop-off Tax Preparation
- Virtual Tax Preparation

Phone: 201-468-8805
Open:

Varies, see automated scheduler or call for locations and times.

Make appointment

United Way of Northern New Jersey - Virtual Portal

counties served: Atlantic Bergen Burlington Camden Cape May Cumberland Essex Gloucester Hudson Hunterdon Mercer Middlesex Monmouth Morris Ocean Passaic Salem Somerset Sussex Union Warren
Special instructions:


100% Virtual Service

Visit our secure online portal here to start the tax filing process. Using a computer or your smartphone, scan or take pictures of required documents for upload.

IRS tax law-certified volunteers will review all documents and communicate through video chat or by phone for the entire process, which includes clarifying or obtaining additional information, reviewing the return, completing it, and filing it electronically.

Once all documents are uploaded, returns will be prepared for completion within seven to 10 business days.

Open:

Website available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Make appointment
Burlington

Maple Shade Library

counties served: Burlington

Location

200 Stiles Avenue
Maple Shade Township, NJ
Special instructions:

By appointment only; please call to schedule an appointment.  

Opens February 5, 2022

Phone: 609-447-0077
Open:

Please call to confirm the hours and days of operation.

CWF Vineland

counties served: Burlington Cumberland

Location

78 West Park Avenue
Suite 12
Vineland, NJ
Special instructions:

An appointment for document drop-off is required.  Walk-ins are not permitted.
Drop Off service completes your tax return later the same day.

Household income limit: $65,000 or less

Open:

Tue, Wed, Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Make appointment

Voorhees Camden Library

counties served: Burlington Camden

Location

203 Laurel Road
Vorhees Township, NJ
Special instructions:

An appointment for document drop-off is required.  Walk-ins are not permitted.
Drop Off service completes your tax return later the same day.

Household income limit: $65,000 or less

Open:

Visit website to schedule an appointment.

Make appointment

United Way of Northern New Jersey - Virtual Portal

counties served: Atlantic Bergen Burlington Camden Cape May Cumberland Essex Gloucester Hudson Hunterdon Mercer Middlesex Monmouth Morris Ocean Passaic Salem Somerset Sussex Union Warren
Special instructions:


100% Virtual Service

Visit our secure online portal here to start the tax filing process. Using a computer or your smartphone, scan or take pictures of required documents for upload.

IRS tax law-certified volunteers will review all documents and communicate through video chat or by phone for the entire process, which includes clarifying or obtaining additional information, reviewing the return, completing it, and filing it electronically.

Once all documents are uploaded, returns will be prepared for completion within seven to 10 business days.

Open:

Website available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Make appointment
Camden

Voorhees Camden Library

counties served: Burlington Camden

Location

203 Laurel Road
Vorhees Township, NJ
Special instructions:

An appointment for document drop-off is required.  Walk-ins are not permitted.
Drop Off service completes your tax return later the same day.

Household income limit: $65,000 or less

Open:

Visit website to schedule an appointment.

Make appointment

United Way of Northern New Jersey - Virtual Portal

counties served: Atlantic Bergen Burlington Camden Cape May Cumberland Essex Gloucester Hudson Hunterdon Mercer Middlesex Monmouth Morris Ocean Passaic Salem Somerset Sussex Union Warren
Special instructions:


100% Virtual Service

Visit our secure online portal here to start the tax filing process. Using a computer or your smartphone, scan or take pictures of required documents for upload.

IRS tax law-certified volunteers will review all documents and communicate through video chat or by phone for the entire process, which includes clarifying or obtaining additional information, reviewing the return, completing it, and filing it electronically.

Once all documents are uploaded, returns will be prepared for completion within seven to 10 business days.

Open:

Website available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Make appointment
Cape May

Howard Stainton Senior Center

counties served: Atlantic Cape May

Location

1735 Simpson Ave
Ocean City, NJ
Special instructions:

An appointment for document drop-off is required.  Walk-ins are not permitted.
Drop Off service completes your tax return later the same day.

Household income limit: $65,000 or less

Phone: 609-398-2552
Open:

Mon, Wed, Fri 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Make appointment

United Way of Northern New Jersey - Virtual Portal

counties served: Atlantic Bergen Burlington Camden Cape May Cumberland Essex Gloucester Hudson Hunterdon Mercer Middlesex Monmouth Morris Ocean Passaic Salem Somerset Sussex Union Warren
Special instructions:


100% Virtual Service

Visit our secure online portal here to start the tax filing process. Using a computer or your smartphone, scan or take pictures of required documents for upload.

IRS tax law-certified volunteers will review all documents and communicate through video chat or by phone for the entire process, which includes clarifying or obtaining additional information, reviewing the return, completing it, and filing it electronically.

Once all documents are uploaded, returns will be prepared for completion within seven to 10 business days.

Open:

Website available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Make appointment
Cumberland

CWF Vineland

counties served: Burlington Cumberland

Location

78 West Park Avenue
Suite 12
Vineland, NJ
Special instructions:

An appointment for document drop-off is required.  Walk-ins are not permitted.
Drop Off service completes your tax return later the same day.

Household income limit: $65,000 or less

Open:

Tue, Wed, Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Make appointment

United Way of Northern New Jersey - Virtual Portal

counties served: Atlantic Bergen Burlington Camden Cape May Cumberland Essex Gloucester Hudson Hunterdon Mercer Middlesex Monmouth Morris Ocean Passaic Salem Somerset Sussex Union Warren
Special instructions:


100% Virtual Service

Visit our secure online portal here to start the tax filing process. Using a computer or your smartphone, scan or take pictures of required documents for upload.

IRS tax law-certified volunteers will review all documents and communicate through video chat or by phone for the entire process, which includes clarifying or obtaining additional information, reviewing the return, completing it, and filing it electronically.

Once all documents are uploaded, returns will be prepared for completion within seven to 10 business days.

Open:

Website available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Make appointment
Essex

The Mayor’s Office Of Employment and Training

counties served: Essex

Location

90 Halsted Street
Community Room, First Floor
East Orange, NJ
Special instructions:

By appointments only.  Call to schedule an appointment.

Open to households with an annual income of $73,000 or less.

Phone: 973-677-8914 ; 862-241-9491
Open:

Tue 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wed 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Family Promise of Essex County

counties served: Essex

Location

46 Park St
Montclair, NJ
Special instructions:

Appointments Required. Drop off only. No in person appointments. No Walk-ins

Phone: 973-993-1160 ext. 521
Open:

By appointment only; please call to confirm the hours and days of operation.

Make appointment

Clinton Hill Community Action

counties served: Essex

Location

404 Hawthorne Ave
Newark, NJ
Special instructions:

By appointment only.  Call or visit website to schedule an appointment. 

Drop off service only.  

Open to households with an annual income of $73,000 or less.

Phone: 862-213-0722
Open:

Mon - Tue 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1st and 3rd Fri of the Month 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1st and 2nd Sat of the Month 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Make appointment

Ironbound Community Corporation

counties served: Essex

Location

317 Elm Street
Newark, NJ
Special instructions:

Must call to schedule an appointment.  No Walk-ins

Open to households with an annual income of $73,000 or less.

Phone: 973-735-3356
Open:

Mon - Thurs 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

New Community Corporation Family Resource Center

counties served: Essex

Location

274 South Orange Ave
Newark, NJ
Special instructions:

Must call to make an appointment.  No walk-ins.

Open to households with an annual income of $73,000 or less.

Phone: 973-565-9500
Open:

Tue 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thurs 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

New Jersey Citizen Action

counties served: Essex

Location

165 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ
Special instructions:

Must call to make an appointment. No Walk-ins

Drop Off Tax Preparation service only.

– Clients must have a working phone number; all communication will be conducted by phone for tax preparation assistance.
– Visit the website to complete our packet of paperwork before getting their taxes completed at the office.

If you are unable to print the packet, please come the office to pick one up.

Open to households with an annual income of $73,000 or less.

Phone: 888-829-3711
Open:

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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