Free Income Tax Preparation Assistance Offered in Mercer County

Many sites throughout Mercer County will offer free income tax preparation assistance to help residents prepare and file their 2016 taxes.

The deadline for filing 2016 tax returns for both state and federal taxes is April 18, 2017. Below is a list of sites where free income tax preparation assistance is being provided to qualified individuals. Service is offered beginning Feb. 1 and continuing 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 2016 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

Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; wheelchair accessible. Appointment necessary; call (609) 890-3686.

Lawrence Headquarters Branch, Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence

Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 882-9246.

Lawrence Senior Center, 30 East Darrah Lane, Lawrence

Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 844-7048.

Mercer County Connection, 957 Route 33 (Acme shopping center), Hamilton

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 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, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 924-9529.

Princeton Senior Resource Center, 45 Stockton St., Princeton

Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Appointment necessary; call (609) 924-7108.

Robbinsville Branch, Mercer County Library System, 42 Allentown Robbinsville 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. English/ Chinese-Cantonese/ Chinese-Mandarin bilingual assistance. 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 $50,000 or less and 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. Open 2/3/17 – 4/7/17, English/ Arabic/ 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. Open 2/6/17 – 4/17/17, 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. Open 2/1/2017 – 4/12/17, English only. Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 695-6060 for required paperwork.

Catholic Charities of Trenton, 39 North Clinton Ave., Trenton

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 to 6 p.m., Open 2/2/17 – 4/13/17, English only. Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 394-3202 for required paperwork.

Catholic Charities of Trenton El Centro, 327 S Broad St, Trenton

Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open 2/8/17 – 4/12/17, 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. Open 2/1/17 – 4/13/17, English only. Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 581-4060 for required paperwork.

Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, 669 Chambers St., Suite B, Trenton

Tuesdays, 4 to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open 2/7/17 – 4/15/17, English/Spanish bilingual assistance. Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 688-0881 for required paperwork.

United Way of Greater Mercer County, 3150 Princeton Pike, Crossroads Corporate Center, Suite 230, Lawrence

Mondays, 3 to 7 p.m., and Thursdays, 2 to 6 p.m. Open 2/2/17 – 4/17/17, English/Spanish bilingual assistance. Walk-ins welcome and appointment preferred; call (609) 896-1912, ext. 211, for required paperwork.

Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor

Saturday, Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Friday, March 3, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 18, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 1, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Appointment necessary; call (609) 448-1330.

Hightstown Memorial Branch, Mercer County Library System, 114 Franklin St.

Monday, Feb. 27, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 11, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monday, March 27, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Appointment necessary; call (609) 448-1474.

Twin Rivers Branch, Mercer County Library System, 276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor

Friday, Feb. 17, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friday, March 10, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 8, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Appointment necessary; call (609) 443-1880.

1 COMMENT

  1. “Below is a list of sites where free income tax preparation assistance is being provided to qualified individuals.”

    This a real bargain as commercial places charge over $200 for a simple tax return.
    What are the qualifications?

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