New Community Corporation is offering free tax preparation services at its Family Resource Success Center to qualified individuals throughout this tax season. The center is located in the Pathmark Shopping Center in Newark at 131-185 Bergen Street. Appointments are necessary and can be set up by calling 973 565-9500.
The tax preparers are from the Internal Revenue Services’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, which is celebrating its 43rd year. The program offers free tax help to people who cannot afford professional assistance, said Jacqueline Piper, the IRS tax specialist overseeing New Community’s VITA site. Generally, that means individuals earning $57,000 or less. In this photo, Porfiria Colon-Vivas of Newark, left, is assisted by Lin Xiong, a VITA volunteer who is an accounting student at Seton Hall University.The service is being offered on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
For more information or to set up an appointment at New Community’s VITA site, please call 973 565-9500.