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Many sites throughout Mercer County will offer free income tax preparation assistance to help residents prepare and file their 2018 taxes, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes said.

The deadline for filing 2018 tax returns for both state and federal taxes is April 15, 2019. Below is a list of sites where free income tax preparation assistance is being provided to qualified individuals. Service is offered February 1 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 2018 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 4pm, and Saturdays, 10am to noon
    • Appointment necessary; call (609) 882-3148
  • Hamilton Senior Center, 409 Cypress Lane, Hamilton
    • Thursdays, 8:30am to 4pm
    • Appointment necessary; call (609) 890-3686
  • Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System,138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor
    • Tuesdays 10am to 2pm
    • Appointment necessary; call (609) 448-0597
  • Hopewell Branch, Mercer County Library System, 245 Pennington Titusville Road, Pennington
    • Tuesdays, 10am to 1pm
    • Appointment necessary; call (609) 737-2610
  • Lawrence Headquarters Branch,Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Ave., Lawrence
    • Thursdays, 11am to 3pm
    • Appointment necessary; call (609) 882-9246
  • Lawrence Senior Center, 30 East Darrah Lane, Lawrence
    • Tuesdays, 9am to 1pm
    • Appointment necessary; call (609) 844-7048
  • Mercer County Connection, 957 Route 33 (Acme shopping center), Hamilton
    • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30am to 2pm
    • Appointment necessary; call (609) 890-9800
  • Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau St, Princeton
    • Saturdays, 9am to 1pm
    • English/Spanish bilingual assistance
    • Walk-ins welcome
  • Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton
    • Mondays, 9am to 1pm
    • Appointment necessary; call (609) 924-9529
  • Princeton Senior Resource Center, 45 Stockton St., Princeton
    • Fridays, 9am to noon
    • Appointment necessary; call (609) 924-7108
  • Robbinsville Branch, Mercer County Library System, 42 Robbinsville Allentown Road, Robbinsville
    • Wednesdays, 9:30am to 12:30pm
    • Appointment necessary; call (609) 259-2150
  • RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, 3100 Quakerbridge Road, Mercerville
    • Wednesdays, 9am to 1pm
    • Appointment necessary; call (609) 584-5900
  • West Windsor Senior Center, 271 Clarksville Road, Princeton Junction
    • Tuesdays, 9am to 2pm
    • 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 $54,000 or less, people with disabilities, and limited-English-speaking taxpayers who 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, 9am to 3pm
    • 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, 9am to 2pm
    • 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, 8:30am to 1pm, and Saturdays, noon to 3pm English only
    • Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 392-3191 for required paperwork
  • HomeFront, 1880 Princeton Ave., No. 3, Trenton
    • English only
    • Appointment necessary; call (609) 989-9417
  • Catholic Charities of Trenton, 39 North Clinton Ave., Trenton
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 to 6pm
    • English/Spanish bilingual assistance
    • Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 394-3202 for required paperwork
  • Catholic Charities of Trenton El Centro, 327 S Broad St, Trenton
    • 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, 9am to noon
    • English only
    • Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 581-4060 for required paperwork
  • Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, 714-716 South Clinton St., Trenton
    • Tuesdays, 10am to 2pm, and Saturdays, 10am to 1 pm
    • 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 7pm, and Thursdays, 3 to 8pm
    • English/Spanish bilingual assistance
    • Walk-ins welcome and appointment preferred; call (609) 896-1912, ext. 211, for required paperwork
  • Hightstown Memorial Branch, Mercer County Library System, 114 Franklin St.
    • Saturday, February. 9, 9:30am to 2:30pm
    • Saturday, March 9, 9:30am to 2:30pm
    • Saturday, April 6, 9:30am to 2:30pm
    • Appointment necessary; call (609) 448-1474.
  • Twin Rivers Branch, Mercer County Library System, 276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor
    • Saturday, February 23, 9:30am to 2pm
    • Saturday, March 16, 9:30am to 2pm
    • Friday, April 5, 9:30am to 2pm
    • Appointment necessary; call (609) 443-1880

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