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VITA: Free Tax Assistance

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Newark Free Tax Prep is an initiative under the Newark Asset Building Coalition (NABC) that provides free tax prep services through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Through the Newark Free Tax Program, we offer free tax help to people with $66,000 or less taxable income on their tax return. Newark Free Tax Prep has been crucial in helping hard-working families in Newark take advantage of all of the tax credits they are eligible for including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit (CTC), and education credits.

Through the Newark Free Tax Prep program, tax returns are prepared by trained and certified volunteers. Your tax information is only used in preparation of your tax return.

File you taxes online for free or visit one of our locations:


East Orange
East Orange Senior Citizen Building
90 Halsted St, First Floor East Orange, NJ 07018
Walk-ins Welcome.
Residents Can Call: 862-241-9491
Tuesday, Thursday: 2:00PM – 6:00PM
Saturdays: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Central Ward
New Community Corporation Family Resource Center
274 South Orange Avenue Newark, NJ 07103
Call for appointment: 973-565-9500
Tuesdays: 9:00 AM – 1:00PM
Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 1:00PM

West Ward
Urban League of Essex County
508 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07107
Call for appointment: 973-624-953 x273
Monday, Friday: 10:00AM – 4:00 PM
Saturdays: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

South Ward
Leaders for Life
84 Clinton Place, Newark, NJ 07108
To Call for Appointments: 862-339-7551
Monday, Tuesday: 1:00PM – 6:00PM
3rd Saturday of the Month: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

South Ward
Gateway Academy Charter School
534 Clinton Ave, Newark, NJ 07108
To Call for Appointments: 862-339-7551
Friday: 1:00PM – 6:00PM
1st and 2nd Saturdays of the Month:
10:00AM – 2:00PM

South Ward
Weequahic Family Success Center
434 Chancellor Ave. Newark, NJ 07112
To Call for Appointments: 862-339-7551
Wednesday, Thursday: 1:00PM – 6:00PM
4th Saturday of the Month: 10:00AM – 2:00PM


East Ward
Ironbound Community Corporation
317 Elm Street, Newark, NJ 07105
Formerly located at St. Stephan’s Church Income eligibility is $60,000 or less for free tax prep at this location
Call for appointment: 973-735-3356
Monday: Thursday, 2:00PM – 7:00PM
Saturdays: 10:00AM – 2:00PM
*NOTE: The Ironbound Community Corporation is a Certifying Acceptance Agent (CAA) and can assist taxpayers in filing a W-7 to apply for a new ITIN or a renewal. If you do not have a social security number or ITIN number but want to file your taxes, this is the tax site that can assist you.

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