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.
Do I qualify?
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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2023 Tax Season: Ways to file
Stop by the UWCJ office on the day of your scheduled appointment, call us when you arrive, we'll take it from there. *Please note the COVID-19 policy on the scheduling page.
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.
Securely drop your tax documents in a locked drop box at our office or a trusted VITA host site. Pick up necessary intake forms at your chosen location. Once we receive your documents, we will call you with the next steps. 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.
2023 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
Vinuta and Martin participated in our 2023 VITA internship program.
"…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."
"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…"