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NJ Free Tax Assistance Locations

*COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Announcement: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, you must have an appointment to receive assistance at a VITA site this year. No walk-ins are permitted.  

This year, VITA tax preparation programs around the state will be handled differently. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many of VITA volunteers are either working remotely or limiting their in-person availability. Also, many of the typical VITA sites have closed to the public leaving limited sites that can accommodate in-person tax intake and finalization. 

AARP tax assistance sites are similarly constrained and availability at these sites is changing daily. For this reason, we have decided not to include AARP listings in our tax assistance locations this year. For the most current listing of AARP locations, visit the 2021 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. 


As we learn of virtual assistance that is starting to become available, we will list the details below.

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

Current Centers List

Bergen

Franciscan CDC

counties served: Bergen

Location

239 Anderson Ave
Fairview, NJ
Special instructions:

Call or email fcdcvita2020@gmail.com for more information and to make an appointment.

Phone: 201-941-2977
Open:

Wed & Fri 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Sat 10:00pm - 2:00pm

Drop off & remote tax preparation.

Essex

East Orange Public Library (UWEWH)

counties served: Essex

Location

21 S Arlington Ave
East Orange, NJ
Special instructions:

Walk-ins welcome; Must call to make an appointment to pick up completed taxes.

Open February 1 - May 15, 2021.

 

Phone: 862-241-9491
Open:

Mon - Fri 12:00pm – 5:00pm

New Jersey Citizen Action Essex County (UWEWH)

counties served: Essex

Location

165 Halsey Street (Between Bank Street and West Market)
Newark, NJ
Special instructions:

By appointment only. Please call to make an appointment.

Open February 1 - May 15, 2021.

Phone: 888-829-3711
Open:

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

Urban League (UWEWH - West Ward)

counties served: Essex

Location

508 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ
Special instructions:

By appointment only. Please call to make an appointment.

Open February 1 - May 15, 2021.

Phone: 973-624-9535
Open:

Mon - Thur 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Call for hours.

Hudson

Franciscan CDC

counties served: Hudson

Location

7007 Polk St
Guttenberg, NJ
Special instructions:

Call or email fcdcvita2020@gmail.com for more information and to make an appointment.

Phone: 201-941-2977
Open:

Wed & Fri 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Sat 10:00pm - 2:00pm

Drop off & remote tax preparation.

Hunterdon

United Way of Hunterdon County Volunteer Center

counties served: Hunterdon
Special instructions:

By appointment only. Call for more information and to make an appointment.

Opens January 19, 2021.

Prioritizing clients that live and work in Hunterdon County and past VITA clients.
Free ITIN creation and renewal service available.

Spanish services offered.

Phone: 908-237-1689
Open:

Limited in-person tax preparation, online/remote tax preparation, and self-preparation.

Mercer
Middlesex

United Way of Central Jersey

counties served: Middlesex

Location

32 Ford Avenue
Milltown, NJ
Special instructions:

By appointment only. Please call or click link above to make an appointment.

Multilingual services available; Spanish services offered.

Phone: 732-247-3730
Open:

Curbside drop off & pick up- Mon & Wed 9:30am -2:30pm, Fri 12:30 - 4:30pm.

Lock box on site for drop-off, mail in copies of documents, or online/remote tax preparation also available.

Make appointment

Puerto Rican Action Board (PRAB)

counties served: Middlesex

Location

90 Jersey Ave
New Brunswick, NJ
Special instructions:

By appointment only. Please call or click link above to make an appointment.

Spanish services offered.

Phone: 732-828-4510
Open:

Lock box on site for online/remote tax preparation only.

Make appointment

Bayside Family Success Center

counties served: Middlesex

Location

500 Dobranski Drive
Perth Amboy, NJ
Special instructions:

By appointment only. Please call or click link above to make an appointment.

Phone: 732-638-5063 Ext 2
Open:

Lock box on site for drop-off or online/remote tax preparation.

Make appointment

Sayreville Senior Center

counties served: Middlesex

Location

423 Main Street
Sayreville, NJ
Special instructions:

By appointment only. Please call or click link above to make an appointment.

Phone: 732-390-7059
Open:

Lock box on site for drop-off or online/remote tax preparation.

Make appointment

Sadie Pope Dowdell Library

counties served: Middlesex

Location

100 Harold G. Hoffman Plaza
South Amboy, NJ
Special instructions:

By appointment only. Please call or click link above to make an appointment.

Phone: 732-721-6060
Open:

Lock box on site for drop-off or online/remote tax preparation.

Make appointment
Monmouth
Morris

Mount Olive Senior Center

counties served: Morris

Location

10 Camp Pulaski Road
Budd LAke, NJ
Special instructions:

By appointment only. Call to make an appointment.

Phone: 973-784-4900 Ext 3502
Open:

Tue & Thu 9:00am - 3:00pm

Drop off only.

Library of the Chathams

counties served: Morris

Location

213 Main Street
Chatham, NJ
Special instructions:

By appointment only. Call to make an appointment.

Phone: 973-635-0603
Open:

Off-site tax preparation

Mail-in (2019 returning clients only) or drop off (knock on inner door of Library).

Lake Hiawatha Library

counties served: Morris

Location

69 Nokomis Avenue
Lake Hiawatha , NJ
Special instructions:

By appointment only. Call to make an appointment.

Off-site tax preparation only.

Phone: 973-784-4900 Ext 3502

Jefferson Senior Center

counties served: Morris

Location

54 Schoolhouse Road
Milton, NJ
Special instructions:

By appointment only. Call to make an appointment.

Open Feb 19, 26;  March  5, 12, 19, 26; April  9

 

Phone: 973-208-8272
Open:

Fri 10:00am – 2:00pm