NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Taxpayers can receive free assistance with filing their 2019 income tax returns at the New Brunswick Free Public Library.
Volunteers from Beta Alpha Psi at the Rutgers Business School will help taxpayers file online, by appointment only, on Fridays and Saturdays from Jan. 31 to April 4. This annual service is sponsored by VITA, the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, and is for those of low to moderate income (maximum of $65,000). The volunteers are only able to file current standard returns, no itemized deductions or special forms.
For an appointment, please call the library at 732-745-5108 ext. 25, or stop by the library's Main Desk. All adults on the return will need to be present at the time of the appointment.
When you come to your tax-filing session, please make sure to bring all documents needed to file your tax return; these include Social Security cards and ID for you and any dependents, your W-2 forms and any tax forms sent to you by the government, records of expenses you want to declare, and a copy of last year's tax returns if available. A more detailed list of what to bring can be found on the library website at www.nbfpl.org/income-tax-filing.
The library is only the site for this service and library staff cannot answer tax-related questions.
Beta Alpha Psi is an International Honor Society for Financial Information Students. The organization is highly selective and focuses on academic excellence, leadership, community service, and social networking. Along with maintaining high academic standards and exhibiting leadership skills, members of BAP are also deeply committed to community service, both on the Rutgers University campus and in the surrounding city of New Brunswick. Along with the tax return assistance program, BAP is involved in many on-campus volunteer opportunities, various tutoring and literacy programs, and is part of a coalition of nonprofit organizations working to better the larger New Brunswick area.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) is a national program providing free assistance to low income, elderly, limited English proficient and disabled individuals who require assistance in preparing their tax returns and cannot afford the services of a paid professional tax preparer.