Free Tax Preparation / Preparacion de Impuestos



165 Halsey Street, Newark NJ 07102 (map)


Free Tax Preparation for Clients with Household Income up to $60,000

Click here to download a flyer in English or Spanish.

New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA) offers FREE tax preparation services in English and Spanish as part of our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs for households earning up to $60,000.  NJCA’ s free tax preparation service helps hard-working New Jersey families take advantage of all of the tax credits they are eligible for including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit (CTC), and education credits. If you qualify for the EITC, you could receive up to $6,660 in tax refunds! You earned it…now claim it!

Since first launching our program in 2007, Citizen Action has provided more than 53,000 low-income workers with our free tax preparation services, returning more than $90.8 million in refunds to New Jersey families.

NJCA’s free tax preparation services are available in English and Spanish. Our IRS-certified staff prepares and electronically files federal and all state tax returns for individuals and families making less than $60,000 annually, and helps those eligible claim the state and federal Earned Income Tax Credits.  *NOTE: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all services will be provided via drop-off remote services for the health and safety of our clients and staff.  

  • There will be no face to face tax preparation.
  • Clients must have a working phone number; all communication will be conducted by phone for tax preparation assistance.
  • Clients must complete a packet of paperwork (click here to download) before getting their taxes completed at the office.
  • If you are unable to print the packet, please come the office to pick one up.
  • All clients must provide original social security cards for all individuals on the tax return. COPIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
  • All clients must have a valid ID including spouse if applicable. These will be verified at the office before packet accepted.
  • Your package must include your W2’s, 1098’s and 1099’s from all jobs as well as any other tax documentation.
  • If you received unemployment in 2020, you must have your 1099G form or total income received and total taxes withheld. We cannot do your taxes without this information.



165 Halsey Street, Newark NJ 07102 (mapa)


Preparación de impuestos gratis para clientes con ingresos familiares hasta $60,000

  • No habrá preparación de impuestos cara a cara.
  • Los clientes deben tener un número de teléfono que funcione; toda la comunicación para la asistencia en la preparación de impuestos se llevará a cabo por teléfono.
  • Los clientes deben completar un paquete de formularios antes de su cita en la oficina.
  • Este paquete de formularios lo puede encontrar en nuestra página.
  • Si no puede imprimir el paquete de formularios, puede pasar a la oficina para recoger uno.
  • Todos los clientes deben proporcionar tarjetas de Social Security originales para todas las personas en la declaración de impuestos. NO SE ACEPTAN COPIAS.
  • Todos los clientes deben tener una identificación válida (también del cónyuge si van hacer juntos). Estos serán verificados en la oficina antes de que el paquete de formularios sea aceptado.
  • Su paquete debe incluir sus W2, 1098 y 1099 de todos los trabajos, así como cualquier otra documentación fiscal.
  • Si recibió desempleo en el 2020, deberá tener el formulario 1099G con el total de ingresos recibidos e impuestos retenidos.  No Podemos hacer sus impuestos si falta esta información.