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Feb 21, 2024

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New Jersey Citizen Action Offers
Free Tax Prep Service In Clifton

NJCA has helped over 26,000 New Jerseyans Claim $40M in refunds, $15M in Earned Income Tax Credit, Over Past Decade of Free Tax Prep Service

New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA) will offer free tax preparation services in Clifton for households earning $54,000 or less in 2015, as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  Taxpayers can call NJCA at 732-246-4772 to schedule an appointment at select VITA sites:

St. Peter’s Haven – 380 Clifton Avenue
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – March 5 (Saturday), March 9 (Wednesday), March 10 (Thursday)

NJCA’s Free Tax Preparation helps families file their forms and claim tax refunds from the federal and state government, assisting over 26,000 New Jerseyans in the past decade to claim $40.5 million in refunds, of which $15 million were from Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), one of the best anti-poverty programs our nation and our state has to offer.  Unfortunately, 1 in 5 New Jerseyans eligible for the EITC does not claim it, leaving tens of millions of dollars on the table.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (up to $6,269 for household with three or more children) is a refundable tax credit for low- and medium-income individuals and couples.  Income eligibility to receive EITC is between $14,880 and $53,505, depending on a single or married joint filing and the number of children being claimed.  Tax returns are electronically filed at no cost for any persons earning less than $54,000 whether eligible for EITC or not. Families who use NJCA’s free tax preparation service will be able to open bank accounts that will allow direct deposits of their tax refunds. If filers have a bank account and apply for direct deposit, their refund will arrive more quickly – as early as a week or less.


New Jersey Citizen Action is a statewide progressive advocacy fighting for social and economic justice. We put progressive values into action.