By: Follow South Jersey Staff
VOORHEES, N.J. – Senior citizens living in Camden County can receive free tax return assistance offered by the Camden County Library System.
The Camden County Board of Commissioners is bringing back this annual program that is critical for thousands of seniors to file their taxes.
“It can be challenging to prepare an income tax return, especially when you have specific questions or concerns,” Commissioner Melinda Kane, liaison to the Camden County Library System, said in a press release from the county. “So, it’s imperative that we give seniors access to professionals who can guide them through the process and will give them the assurance they need to file their returns with confidence this year.”
Assistance is offered through drop-off services by appointment only.
Free tax help is being made available from AARP at the following branches of the Camden County Library System from Feb. 14 to April 15:
South County Regional Branch: Mondays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Voorhees Township, M. Allan Vogelson Branch: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Haddon Township, William G. Rohrer Branch: Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gloucester Township-Blackwood Rotary Branch: Fridays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To make an appointment, go to taxaide.aarpfoundation.org. For more information call (888) 687-2277.
VITA tax preparation, by the Campaign for Working Families, will also be offering help at the following branches:
Voorhees Township, M. Allan Vogelson Branch: Mondays and Wednesdays 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Camden City, Nilsa Cruz Perez Branch: Wednesdays 4 to 7 p.m., Fridays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To make an appointment, go to cwfphilly.org. For more information call (215) 454-6483
For both services, the taxpayer will bring documentation to their appointment, will briefly speak with a volunteer and then:
AARP: The taxpayer is given a return appointment later the same day to pick up their completed tax documents.
CWF/VITA: The taxpayer is contacted within 2 weeks to prepare taxes by phone and gets completed documents by email.
Those seeking assistance should bring:
Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer ID Number (ITIN) for you, your children, and/or your spouse
All W2 forms, all 1099 forms, such as 1099G (unemployment) and 1099R (pension payments)
All 1098T forms (tuition payments) and receipts for materials and books, and 1098-E for total student loan interest paid
Total child care expenses and name, address, Employer Identification Number (EIN) or SSN of child care provider(s)
Total rent paid
Any mail from the IRS
Your bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit
If possible, a copy of your previous Federal and/or New Jersey Tax
Federal tax instruction booklets and forms will be available through curbside pickup once the library receives these materials.
Please be aware library staff cannot answer tax-related questions.
For more information, please visit www.camdencountylibrary.org.
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