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Tax Preparation

Tax Tools

Resources For Taxpayers

We’ve gathered some additional resources for taxpayers here that may be of use during tax season.


Tax credit information and eligibility 

Our IRS tax law-certified volunteers can assist you in determining your eligibility for specialized tax credits that can reduce a household’s tax burden. Click on the links below to learn more:

IRS withholding calculator

Some individuals may benefit from having less money withheld from their paychecks, giving them more money now to help pay bills or build savings. Others may not have enough withheld from their paychecks and end up having to pay back the government at tax time. For help determining the best option for you, click here to access the IRS withholding calculator.

Your Return Status

If you are receiving a tax refund, you can check the status of it by clicking here. To check the status of an amended return, click here.

The Affordable Care Act and your taxes

If you have obtained insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, and not through another source such as your employer or a government-sponsored plan, you may be eligible for a Premium Tax Credit to help you pay for that coverage. Click here to learn more.

While there is no longer a requirement to have health insurance at the federal level, New Jersey requires that you and each member of your family do one of the following:


  • Have health care coverage, called minimum essential coverage, in every month of the year;

  • Qualify for an exemption from coverage;

  • Make a shared responsibility payment when you file your federal income tax return.


Taxpayer Advocate Services

The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS and is your voice at the IRS. Its job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly, and that you know and understand your rights as a taxpayer. It offers free help to guide you through the often-confusing process of resolving tax problems that you have not been able to solve on your own. Remember, the worst thing you can do is nothing at all. Click here to find your local office.

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