Free Tax Preparation
United Way Can Help
Beginning February 1, 2021, United Way of Northern New Jersey is providing FREE and secure virtual tax preparation for ALICE individuals and families and those in poverty to ensure the health and safety of all during tax filing season.
United Way has modified its tax preparation program so that families can continue to receive IRS-qualified tax preparation during the COVID-19 pandemic. During tax filing season, those without sufficient knowledge of tax laws or the resources to hire a tax preparer can be at a disadvantage. Individuals and families might miss out on programs, credits, and deductions that could
help lower their tax liability or result in a refund that could go to pay down bills or create savings for future emergencies. We ensure all appropriate deductions and credits are claimed to maximize refunds.
United Way partners with Norwescap, Greater Providence Missionary Baptist Church, the IRS, and a corps of community volunteers who have completed extensive IRS training to serve as certified tax preparers. This service is available to individuals and families only. Businesses and landlords are not eligible for this service.
If you are interested in having your taxes prepared, explore the sections below to get started with the filing process and access important resources:
We Provide Critical Services for Struggling Families
This program — especially for those who are in need, who may be living paycheck to paycheck and every penny counts — this service will do you good.
— Dauna, free tax preparation client