Now that we are in income tax season, the Camden County Library System is offering free tax return assistance for low and moderate income residents, especially those 60 and older, living in Camden County.
“Preparing an income tax return can be challenging for anyone that has specific financial questions,” said Freeholder Bill Moen, liaison to the Camden County Library System. “Providing access to free tax preparers will give individuals the guidance and assurance they need to file their returns with confidence this year.”
Starting in February, free tax help is being made available from AARP at the following branches of the Camden County Library System:
- South County branch in Winslow Township – Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Bellmawr branch – Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Ferry Avenue branch in Camden – Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Vogelson branch in Voorhees – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Haddon Township branch – Tuesdays from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
- Gloucester Township branch – Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Students in the Rutgers School of Law-Camden are offering free tax return assistance to low income residents at two branches of the Camden County Library System. The Rutgers-Camden Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is available at the Vogelson branch, located at 203 Laurel Road in Voorhees, and the Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez branch located at 300 North 4th Street in Camden City. The VITA program is available:
Vogelson branch in Voorhees
- Thursdays, February 2 to April 13, from 12:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez branch in Camden
- Wednesdays, February 15 to April 5, from 4 to 7 p.m.
- Fridays, February 17 to April 7, from 1 to 5 p.m.
- Saturdays, February 11 to April 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Please note that there will be no tax help on March 11, 15, 17, or 18 at this branch.
Those seeking assistance should bring:
- Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer ID Number (ITIN) for you, your children, and/or your spouse
- All W2 forms, all 1099 forms, such as 1099G (unemployment) and 1099R (pension payments)
- All 1098T forms (tuition payments) and receipts for materials and books, and 1098-E for total student loan interest paid
- Total child care expenses and name, address, Employer Identification Number (EIN) or SSN of child care provider(s)
- Total rent paid
- Any mail from the IRS
- Your bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit
- If possible, a copy of your previous Federal and/or New Jersey Tax
“Tax preparation is a popular service and a great asset for seniors throughout the region. This is another example of how our county libraries are meeting the needs of the residents they serve in Camden County,” Moen said. “Whether it is tax help, literacy classes or our online high school we strive to provide tangible resources to the community outside of the traditional uses that come to mind with a library.”
For more information, please visit www.camdencountylibrary.org. No appointments are necessary. Space is limited. Tax assistance will be offered on a first come, first served basis.