LINDEN—The Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services will again offer free income tax preparation assistance for city residents earning less than $50,000. Appointments will be available between Feb. 5 and April 15.
Trained volunteers will help prepare taxes at the Seventh Ward Recreation Center, Tremley Point Road on Tuesdays from 9:15 – 11:30 a.m. and the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen Street on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Appointments are necessary for all sites and can be made through the Gregorio Recreation Center at 1-908-474-8627. Bring in all statements of income at the time of the appointment, including W-2 forms; all 1099 forms for interest, dividends, stocks and bonds; social security and railroad retirement; brokerage statements; IRA letters; last year’s income tax return; property tax bills from 2008 and 2009 and all booklets received from IRS and state.
Tax assistance is also available for Linden residents that are homebound due to a physical disability or frail condition. Call the Gregorio Center at 1-908-474-8627 to set up an appointment.
All the volunteers assisting with the taxes have been trained in tax law and tax return preparation by the Internal Revenue Service and are capable of assisting persons in completing forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ.
Volunteers have also been instructed in the correct procedures regarding pensions, interest, itemized deductions, credits for the elderly and New Jersey state tax forms.