As we enter income tax season, students in the Rutgers School of Law-Camden are offering free tax return assistance to low income residents of Camden County. The Rutgers-Camden Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is available at the Camden County Library Nilsa I Cruz-Perez Downtown Camden Branch located at 300 North 4th Street in Camden City.
“Preparing an income tax return can be challenging for anyone that has specific financial questions,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Library System. “Providing access to tax preparers will give individuals the guidance and assurance they need to file their returns with confidence this year.”
The VITA program is available on a first-come first-served basis at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and at 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays from Jan. 27 through April 11.
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 in 2013, and name, address, Employer Identification Number (EIN) or SSN of child care provider(s)
Total rent paid in 2013
Any mail from the IRS
Your bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit
If possible, a copy of your 2012 Federal and/or New Jersey Tax
For more information, please contact the Rutgers-Camden Pro Bono Program at (856) 225-6406.