LINDEN— Councilman Derek Armstead announced that volunteers from the city’s Department of Recreation and Community Services will provide free tax assistance to Linden residents earning less than $50,000.
Armstead said appointments are available at the Seventh Ward Recreation Center, Tremley Point Road, on Tuesdays between 10 a.m. and noon; the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center, 330 Helen Street, on Wednesday afternoons between 12:30 – 3 p.m., and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Armstead said residents should call the Recreation Department at 908-474-8627 to make an appointment.
“To make sure you get your fair share, be sure to bring in all income and expense documents to your appointment,” said Armstead. “Be certain to include W-2 forms; all 1099 forms for interest, dividends, stocks and bonds; social security, railroad retirement and brokerage statements; IRA letters; last year’s income tax return; property tax bills from 2006 and 2007; and all tax booklets received in the mail.”
“Linden residents who are have a physical disability or frail condition can have tax preparation assistance at home,” said Armstead, who noted that residents can set up an appointment by calling 908-474-8627.
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.
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