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Tax Preparation

File Your Taxes

Free Tax Filing

United Way of Northern New Jersey offers low- and moderate-income families and individuals three ways to file their state and federal tax returns for free. By using our tax preparation and filing services, households save hundreds in tax preparer fees. (Businesses and landlords are not eligible.) Whichever option you choose, our IRS tax law-certified volunteers are here to help ensure you claim all the credits you are eligible for and get back what you are owed. Assistance in Spanish is available through our online portal, when using our free software, and at limited drop-off and in-person appointments.

Three Ways to File, All Free


Online Tax Help

Secure uploads   •   Encrypted email   •   Video conferencing   •   7-10 day completion

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By Appointment

  • Limited drop-off and in-person appointments

  • Documents scanned at drop-off sites

  • Video chat, phone or in-person review

  • Text FreeTaxNJ to 51555 for appointments

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  • For earnings of $79,000 or less

  • Federal and state returns

  • Schedule C for self-employed filers

  • On-call assistance

Get Started: Email United Way Tax Prep

Prepare Your Own


For questions or if you are experiencing difficulties, email United Way Tax Prep or leave a message at 973.993.1160, x5 and a tax specialist will return your call.

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