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Free tax preparation help offered in Mercer County

Post Date:01/30/2019 11:42 AM
TRENTON—Many sites throughout Mercer County will offer free income tax preparation assistance to help residents prepare and file their 2018 taxes, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes said.

The deadline for filing 2018 tax returns for both state and federal taxes is April 15, 2019. Below is a list of sites where free income tax preparation assistance is being provided to qualified individuals. Service is offered Feb. 1 through mid-April unless otherwise noted. Call the site for required paperwork.

AARP Tax-Aide program sites in Mercer County

The AARP Foundation provides Tax-Aides to assist people with low to moderate incomes with 2018 tax preparation at Mercer County Connection, libraries and other sites. For more information, including a list of documents to bring to the Tax-Aide site, visit www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/.

Ewing Branch, Mercer County Library System, 61 Scotch Road, Ewing
Wednesdays, 2 to 4 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Appointment necessary; call (609) 882-3148.

Hamilton Senior Center, 409 Cypress Lane, Hamilton
Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 890-3686.

Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor
Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 448-1330.

Hopewell Branch, Mercer County Library System, 245 Pennington Titusville Road, Pennington
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 737-2610.

Lawrence Headquarters Branch, Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Ave., Lawrence
Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 882-9246.

Lawrence Senior Center, 30 East Darrah Lane, Lawrence
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Appointment necessary; call (609) 844-7048. Seniors preferred.

Mercer County Connection, 957 Route 33 (Acme shopping center), Hamilton
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 890-9800.

Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau St, Princeton
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. English/Spanish bilingual assistance. Walk-ins welcome.

Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton
Mondays, 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 924-9529, ext. 1220.

Princeton Senior Resource Center, 45 Stockton St., Princeton
Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon. Appointment necessary; call (609) 924-7108.

Robbinsville Branch, Mercer County Library System, 42 Robbinsville Allentown Road, Robbinsville
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 259-2150.

RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, 3100 Quakerbridge Road, Mercerville
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 584-5900.

West Windsor Senior Center, 271 Clarksville Road, Princeton Junction
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 799-9068.

IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program sites in Mercer County

The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $54,000 or less, people with disabilities, and limited-English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. For more information, visit www.irs.gov/Individuals/Free-Tax-Return-Preparation-for-You-by-Volunteers.

Arm in Arm (formerly Crisis Ministry), 123 E. Hanover St., Trenton
Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. English/ Chinese/ Spanish bilingual assistance. Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 396-9355 for required paperwork.

Boys & Girls Club of Trenton, 212 Centre St., Trenton
Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. English/Spanish bilingual assistance. Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 392-3191 for required paperwork.

Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County, 1040 Spruce St., Lawrence
Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m. English only. Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 392-3191 for required paperwork.

HomeFront, 1880 Princeton Ave., No. 3, Trenton
English only. Appointment necessary; call (609) 989-9417.

Catholic Charities of Trenton, 383 West State St., Trenton
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 to 6 p.m., English/Spanish bilingual assistance. Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 394-5181, ext. 1101, for required paperwork.

Catholic Charities of Trenton El Centro, 327 S. Broad St., Trenton
English/Spanish bilingual assistance. Appointment required; call (609) 394-2056 for required paperwork.

Hamilton Township Free Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Way, Mercerville Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon. English only. Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 581-4060 for required paperwork.

Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, 714-716 South Clinton St., Trenton
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., walk-ins welcome; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., appointment only. English/Spanish bilingual assistance. Call (609) 688-0881 for required paperwork.

United Way of Greater Mercer County, 3150 Brunswick Pike, Crossroads Corporate Center, Suite 230, Lawrence
Mondays, 3 to 6 p.m., and Thursdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Appointment preferred; call (609) 896-1912, ext. 211, for required paperwork.

Hightstown Memorial Branch, Mercer County Library System, 114 Franklin St.
Saturday, Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Appointment necessary; call (609) 448-1474.

Twin Rivers Branch, Mercer County Library System, 276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor
Saturday, Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Full)
Saturday, March 16, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Appointment necessary; call (609) 443-1880.
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