Posted Friday, February 22nd, 2019
United Way and Partners Can Help at Free Tax Prep Sites
At free, IRS-qualified tax sites throughout the Morris County region, United Way of Northern New Jersey and its partners are available ready to help eligible residents navigate new state tax credits.
The new credits are intended to help working families who are paying for child care or adult dependent care, unpaid family caregivers looking after a disabled military service member, and those who are working but struggling to make ends meet.
“Child care is often the most expensive line item in the family budget, but it’s something working parents can’t do without,” said United Way Chief Operating Officer Kiran Handa Gaudioso. “Thanks to the new child care credit, working families can receive some much-needed relief.”
United Way has teamed up with NORWESCAP RSVP, Greater Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Partners for Health Foundation, Single Stop and the IRS to offer a free tax preparation program. IRS-certified volunteers can help ensure that local individuals and families who are ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) or in poverty, receive all available tax credits.
The following are new credits for tax year 2018:
To make an appointment at a free tax site in Morris or neighboring counties, call 973.993.1160, ext. 5. Make online appointments for some at www.UnitedWayNNJ.org/FreeTaxPrep. Households earning less than $66,000 also have the option to file their taxes for free online using MyFreeTaxes.com.
These free services are available only to low- and moderate-income families and individuals. They are not available to business owners or landlords.