United Way of Hunterdon County is excited to announce the launch of its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, offering free tax preparation services to individuals and families in need. The VITA program aims to provide assistance to those with limited financial resources, ensuring they receive the tax support they require.
Key features of the VITA program include:
Free Tax Preparation Services: Trained and certified volunteers will assist eligible individuals and families in preparing their tax returns at no cost.
Guidance on Tax Credits: VITA volunteers will help taxpayers identify and claim any eligible tax credits, ensuring they receive the maximum refund possible.
Accessible Appointment Scheduling: Individuals schedule their appointments in advance to secure a time that suits their convenience. Appointments are available in Flemington, Clinton, Milford and Lambertville.
Facilitated Self Assistance: For taxpayers earning $79,000 or less, United Way of Hunterdon County can provide a link enabling taxpayers to file their own taxes online at no charge, with the option of connecting with a VITA volunteer if needed for questions or support. Facilitated Self Assistance can be completed at home or at one of the tax appointment locations offered.
Year-Round Support: Beyond tax season, our VITA team continues to offer monthly tax days to assist with individual tax needs.
To learn more and schedule your appointment for the VITA program, please visit www.uwhunterdon.org/schedule-my-tax-appointment or call (908) 237-1689. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
“We encourage eligible individuals and families to take advantage of this valuable opportunity and schedule their appointments today,” said Brenda Esler, CEO of United Way of Hunterdon County. "We understand the financial challenges many in our community face in meeting household expenses. The VITA program helps to alleviate some of that burden by providing free and accessible tax filing assistance so our residents can receive the tax refunds and credits they’re entitled to.”