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"Governor Christie To Announce Bid For Presidency In Livingston Amid A Sea Of Supporters And Detractors On Tuesday" (TAPinto.net – June 30, 2015)

"N.J. Lawmakers Vote To Expand Tax Credit For Working Poor" (NJ.com – June 29, 2015)

"5 Things In The Democrats' State Budget Facing A Christie Veto" (NJ.com – June 25, 2015)

"NJ Residents Could Be Missing Out On Tax Refunds" (NJTV News – April 14, 2015)

"If N.J. Gas Tax Is Raised, Tax Credits For Poor Should Be Restored, Group Says" (NJ.com – January 21, 2015)

"Any Gas Tax Increase Should Include Tax Credit for Low-Income New Jerseyans" (New Jersey Newsroom – January 21, 2015)

"Free Tax Service Preparation Available To Newark Residents" (Newark Patch – March 10, 2013)

"Few Jabs At Gov. Christie's $32.9B Budget" (Courier-Post – March 5, 2013)

"Delayed Start To Tax Season No Reward To Early Filers, Accountants" (Star-Ledger – February 17, 2013)

"Tax Help Available At Newark Center" (Irvington Herald – February 21, 2012)

"United Way Offers Financial Literacy Classes" (Paterson Press / The Alternative Press – June 7, 2011)

"Liberal Groups Call For Restoration Of NJ EITC" (NJToday.net – April 18, 2011)

"Citizen Group Calls For Restoration Of Earned Income Tax Credit" (Star-Ledger – April 18, 2011)

"Many Taxpayers Won't Have To Pay For Help" (Star-Ledger – February 3, 2011)

"Volunteer Tax Service Expected To Return Thousands Of Dollars For NJ Residents" (WGBO News – February 1, 2011)

"New Jersey Citizen Action Free Tax Preparation" (Tax Preparation Weblog – December 27, 2010 VIDEO NEWS)

"267,000 Low-Income N.J. Families Could Lose Tax Relief" (New Jersey Newsroom – September 16, 2010)

"NJ Citizen Action Opens Newark Tax Center" (Star-Ledger – February 4, 2010)

MEDIA ADVISORY: Grand Opening of NJCA Free Tax Preparation and Benefits CenterJanuary 27, 2010

"Tax Benefit May Help Many More In This Tough Year" (Courier-Post Online – March 22, 2009)

"Dozens Get Free Tax Help At IRS" (Courier-Post Online – March 22, 2009)

"Tax Preparer To Give Benefits Counseling " (Star-Ledger – January 27, 2009)

"Newark Agency Offers Tax, Financial Advice To Residents" (Star-Ledger – January 26, 2009)

"Consumer Advocate Offers Tax Help" (The Times of Trenton – December 16, 2008)

"Tax Refund Loans Are Losing Favor" (Star-Ledge – February 24, 2008)

"Tax Refund Loans Are Losing Favor" (The Record / NorthJersey.com – February 24, 2008)

"New Laws Benefit Poor Taxpayers" (Star-Ledger – February 13, 2008)

"IRS Owes Money To Low-Income Taxpayers" (Star-Ledger – February 1, 2008)

"Corzine Talks Up Tax Break At Newark Center" (Star-Ledger – March 6, 2007)

"New Jersey Governor Corzine Visits Free Tax Center To Raise Awareness Of State And Federal Earned Income Tax Credit" (All American Patriots – March 5, 2007)

"Governor Corzine Visits Free Tax Center To Raise Awareness Of State And Federal" (State of New Jersey Office of the Governor – March 5, 2007)

"Questionable Practices" (Asbury Park Press – March 4, 2007)

"For N.J. Working Poor, Much-Needed Tax Break May Be On Way" (Newsday – March 1, 2007)

"N.J.'s Earned Income Tax Credit Is A Cruel Joke" (Star-Ledger – January 28, 2007)

"Banks Foot Bill To Give Low Earners Free Tax Aid" (Bergen Record – January 27, 2007)

"Tax Break For Working Poor Should Be Expanded, Report Says" (NJ.com – January 24, 2007)

"Groups Want Halt To Rapid Tax Rebate Programs" (Today's Sunbeam – January 21, 2007)



NJCA FREE Tax Preparation

*** OPENING JANUARY 25, 2016 ***


If you earned $54,000 or less in 2015, the IRS may owe you up to $6,242

NJCA will Provide:

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The IRS may owe you money through the Earned Income Tax Credit. Contact NJCA to CLAIM IT and KEEP IT!

√ WHAT is the EITC?
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a salary complement that entitles many working families up to $6,143 in refundable tax benefits.

√ WHO can get the EITC?
Anyone who worked at any time during the year and had an annual household income of $54,000 or less may be eligible.

√ HOW can I get the EITC?
You must file a tax return. Contact NJCA's Free Tax Preparation Center at 973-273-0315 or 1-888-TAXES-11 (1-888-829-3711).

√ HOW MUCH money can I get?
The amount you may receive from the EITC depends on your income and family size. For example:

Sample EITC Refunds for 2015
AGI* = Adjusted Gross Income No Children One Qualifying Child
Two Qualifying Children Three or More Qualifying Children

AGI less than $14,820

Max Credit $503

AGI less than $39,131

Max Credit $3,359

AGI less than $44,454

Max Credit $5,548

AGI less than $47,747

Max Credit $6,242

Married (filing jointly)

AGI less than $23,330

Max Credit $503

AGI less than $44,651

Max Credit $3,359

AGI less than $49,974

Max Credit $5,548

AGI less than $53,267

Max Credit $6,242

* AGI is gross income from taxable sources minus allowable adjustments.

√ DOES EITC affect my benefits?
No. In most cases, EITC will NOT be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, SSI, food stamps, low-income housing or most TANF payments.

√ WHAT if I'm not eligible for EITC?
You may still receive FREE tax filing assistance with NJCA if your household income is less than $54,000.

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Contact Information & Location

*** Opening January 25, 2016 ***

Please call us in advance for an appointment. Walk-ins also welcome but you will have to wait until a preparer becomes available.

Call Us at 973-273-0315 or 1-888-829-3711

NJCA Free Tax Preparation Center
165 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07102

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January 25 - 31 / February / April 2016
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March 2016
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Closed Wednesday and Sunday

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