Free Tax Preparation




165 Halsey Street, Newark


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

  • All clients must call 1-888-829-3711 to make an appointment to drop off tax documents.
  • 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 before their appointment at the office. Here are LINKS for the “zipped”/compressed folders for both the English packet of paperwork (ENGLISH CLICK HERE) and the Spanish packet of paperwork (SPANISH CLICK HERE). PLEASE NOTE that a few users have reported an issue with downloading the “zipped”/compressed folder containing the documents needed for your Tax Preparation Drop-Off Service appointment. Please check your computer, tablet or phone’s instructions for the location of where it places the un-zipped/un-compressed files. Also, although most computers come with a built-in app to automatically un-zip/un-compress files, if you need a free app to do that, for Mac users get the free Unarchiver < >, and for Windows users get free 7-Zip < >. ALSO NOTE that you can unzip files on Android devices including phones and tablets, by following the steps in this guide < >. But for most users, the files open automatically without any issues.
  • These packets can be emailed to you or found on our website (org).
  • If you are unable to print the packet, please call the office to make an appointment 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.

At this time we are now accepting resumes for temporary Tax Preparers to work in our Bloomfield, Highland Park and Newark locations. Flexible hours are available Mondays to Saturdays. For more information please click here.


165 Halsey Street, Newark


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

  • Todos los clientes deben llamar al 1-888-829-3711 y hacer una cita para entregar sus documentos.
  • 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 papeles antes de su cita en la oficina.
  • Este paquete de papeles se les pueden enviar por correo electrónico o los puede encontrar en nuestro sitio web – Español haga clic aquí.
  • Si no puede imprimir el paquete de papeles, llame a la oficina para programar una cita para recoger uno.
  • Todos los clientes deben proporcionar tarjetas de seguridad social originales para todas las personas en la declaración de impuestos. NO SE ACEPTAN COPIAS.
  • Todos los clientes deben tener una identificación válida, incluido el cónyuge, si corresponde. Estos serán verificados en la oficina antes de que el paquete de papeles sea aceptado.
  • Su paquete debe incluir sus W2, 1098 y 1099 de todos los trabajos, así como cualquier otra documentación fiscal.

The New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund (NJCAEF) offers free tax preparation services as part of our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs for households earning up to $60,000. NJCAEF’ 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 $6,557 in tax refunds! You earned it…now claim it!

Since first launching our program in 2007, Citizen Action has provided more than 48,464 low-income workers with our free tax preparation services, returning more than $81.5 million in refunds to New Jersey families.

NJCAEF’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.