VITA

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) increases the financial stability of low-income households by offering free tax preparation services for federal and state tax returns to eligible taxpayers, as well as ITIN applications and renewals in Middlesex county.

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For late, delinquent and prior year or amended returns and ITIN assistance, United Way's VITA program can help. Check below to find out if you qualify and schedule your appointment now.

If you have not yet filed your 2020 return, time is running out to claim your refund!  The deadline for 2020 tax returns is May 17th.  File now, or risk losing your refund and/or stimulus payments if you have not already received them.

Click Here to See if You Qualify

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UWCJ aims to serve low to moderate-income (less than $70,000/year) households, prioritizing those living and/or working in Middlesex County. 

We welcome seniors, adults, and disabled adults on a fixed income, parents who qualify for the child credit, undocumented residents, and residents with ITINs.
 
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2024 Tax Season: Ways to file

Virtual

100% contactless! Upload your tax documents to a personal and secure virtual folder, then meet virtually with an IRS-certified volunteer.

>> Schedule a virtual appointment

In-Person

Taxpayers with appointments will receive their completed taxes the same day provided they brought all documents for their taxes. Walk-in are also accepted!

>> Schedule an In-Person tax appointment

By Mail

Send your tax documents by mail ATTN: VITA United Way of Central Jersey, 32 Ford Ave, Milltown, NJ 08850. When we receive your documents, we will call you with the next steps. No appointment necessary.

Dropbox

Securely drop your tax documents in a locked drop box at our office at 32 Ford Avenue, Milltown.  Once we receive your documents, we will call you with the next steps. No appointment necessary! 

Self-file

Contact us and get a United Way of Central Jersey free TaxSlayer link or myfreetaxes.com use to prepare and E-file your own Federal and State Returns. No appointment necessary.

Please note, no matter how you choose to file, a volunteer will prepare your taxes, and your return will be reviewed for accuracy. If there are any questions during the preparation or review process, we will reach out for additional information. Your return will be prepared in a timely manner, and you will be kept informed of the status of your tax return via email, phone, or text messages. You will receive a copy of the completed return which will be reviewed with you via video conference or phone with the volunteer prior to e-file.

2024 Tax Season: Become a VITA Volunteer

Volunteers Needed - VITA Intake Specialists

UWCJ is currently looking for intake specialists to conduct pre-tax preparation interviews for clients - no finance or tax experience is required!  Every year, thousands of Middlesex county taxpayers rely on free tax preparation that is driven by volunteers, just like you. 

>> Join us today! 

Additional VITA Forms & Information

All 2024 VITA clients must complete the intake and consent form below

VITA Impact

VITA Interns

Vinuta and Martin participated in our 2023 VITA internship program.

Vinuta's Story

"…Through this internship, I gained experience through taking a certification course to ensure that I am ready to prepare tax returns for the general public… The target population of the clients whose returns I helped prepare at the VITA site included lower income and elderly individuals… I have definitely taken away a lot of new information about the IRS, how to file taxes, and how the realm of accounting works. I really enjoyed this internship, and definitely look forward to helping out every tax year."

Martin's Story

"I… have learned tax law concepts such as state and federal tax regulations and federal tax codes. We also have worked on completing certification tests that will help us be preparers. [I] would recommend this program to others aspiring to increase their knowledge [of] tax…"