AARP & United Way Offer Tax Preparation Assistance; Appointments Required

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Beginning in early February, AARP volunteers will provide free assistance to taxpayers filing their annual federal and state income tax returns at seven locations throughout Gloucester County. As a result of grants secured by the United Way of Gloucester County (UWGC) and the AARP Foundation Tax Aid Program, each site offers free online filing to reduce processing time and accelerate payment of refunds.

2020 marks the 10th year of the AARP/United Way tax assistance collaboration. Last year, the Gloucester County tax-aide resulted serving 3,225 clients with 2,272 filed returns. Based on an estimated savings of $200 per return, the clients saved over $454,400 in tax filing fees. The client refunds totaled almost $2 million for the 2018 filing year.

Local residents with low household incomes and senior citizens are invited to schedule tax assistance appointments at AARP tax assistance sites located at the following locations: 

  • Deptford Public Library (856-848-9149)
  • Deptford Senior Center (856-848-9149)
  • Glassboro Senior Citizen Center (856-881-8504, ext. 3)
  • Monroe Township Public Library (856-728-9841)
  • Mullica Hill Branch of the Gloucester County Library System (856-223-6033)
  • West Deptford Library (856-845-5593)

United Way of Gloucester County office in Thorofare (856-845-4303 ext. 13).

All sites have varying schedules and appointments are required. It is not necessary to be an AARP member; walk-ins will not be accepted at any location.

“The United Way of Gloucester County looks forward to collaborating with the AARP Foundation Tax Aid Program annually to help low-income residents and senior citizens in our community save money on filing their taxes,” said Michael Gower, Executive Director of the United Way of Gloucester County. “We support this program because it aligns with our mission to impact lives in Gloucester County, and it fits under our financial stability pillar.”

Clients must come prepared with documentation, including last year’s tax return, social security card, photo ID, and income documentation. For a complete list of required documents, please call one of the tax help locations or visit www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html.

AARP volunteers participate in an extensive training program and are required to pass the Internal Revenue Service’s tax preparer’s certification test.

To schedule an appointment, please call the location you would like to visit for tax assistance.

The United Way of Gloucester County is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose activities are guided and managed by its local Board of Directors.

It is the leader in building community capacity to foster individual well-being. With a focus on education, health and financial stability, the UWGC supports over 25 programs and initiatives for Gloucester County residents. Visit uwgcnj.org for more information.

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