Brick Senior Outreach Services has provided the information below to assist seniors with their tax preparation.  

Because of the current suspension of in-person tax assistance, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is providing access to selected tax preparation software so you can prepare and file your own tax returns — at no cost.    If you do not have access to a computer, the Fulfill centers, located in Toms River and Neptune, are available to prepare taxes for lower income taxpayers.   Below are the details.

Online Options are TurboTax, Online Taxes, and Tax Prep Help.  The online options will allow a taxpayer, who has access to a computer or access to someone with a computer, to prepare their taxes.  Phone support is only available with the Tax Prep Help option.  Details listed below.

AARP Website:  https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/

  1. TurboTax, use to file a free federal and state return if

    1. Your Adjusted Gross Income is $36,000 or less, OR

    2. You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR

    3. You are an active duty member of the military with Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less

  2. OnLine Taxes to file a free federal and state return if:

    1. Your Adjusted Gross Income is between $14,000 and $69,000, OR

    2. You are an active duty member of the military with Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less

  3. Tax Prep Help to file a free a free federal and state tax return

    1. A Tax-Aide volunteer will provide phone support to assist you with the preparation of your tax return.  You will need to click on the red button Get Tax Help and submit your contact information.  A volunteer will get back to you soon.

    2. The Tax prep Help has no income limit but has out-of-scope topics.

 

For clients who do not have access to a computer, VITA offers a Drop Off service at the Fulfill centers in Toms River and Neptune.

  1. IRS-certified VITA volunteers provide tax-preparation services to households with dependents with incomes up to $56,000 and individuals with incomes up to $30,000, as well as those with disabilities or limited English language skills. You will need to call and schedule a drop off appointment.  You will need to leave your tax documents for processing and will be contacted to return at a later date to review your tax return and have it electronically filed.

    1. The B.E.A.T. Center (Ocean County), 1769 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753             732-918-2600

    2. Neptune Facility (Monmouth County), 3300 Route 66, Neptune, NJ 07753   732-904-9258

    3. Book appointments online at website: https://fulfillnj.org/get-help/#tax-help

Zulma Soto

Program Director

Township of Brick Senior Outreach Services

373 Adamston Road, Brick NJ 08723

Phone: 732-451-4019

Fax: 732-920-4419