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South Jersey Times – Beginning in early February, AARP volunteers will provide free assistance to taxpayers filing their annual federal and state income tax returns at seven locations throughout Gloucester County. As a result of grants secured by the United Way of Gloucester County and the AARP Foundation Tax Aid Program, each site will offer free online filing to reduce processing time and accelerate payment of refunds.

2019 marks the ninth year of the AARP/United Way tax assistance collaboration. Last year, guidance was given to 3,253 clients with 2,308 filed returns. Based on an estimated savings of $200 per return, the clients saved more than $461,600 in tax filing fees. The client refunds totaled almost $2 million for the 2017 filing year.

Local residents with low household incomes and senior citizens are invited to schedule tax assistance appointments at AARP tax assistance sites located at the following locations:

  • Deptford Public Library (856-848-9149)
  • Deptford Senior Center (856-848-9149)
  • Glassboro Senior Citizen Center (856-881-8504, ext. 3)
  • Monroe Township Public Library (856-728-9841)
  • Mullica Hill Branch of the Gloucester County Library System (856-223-6033)
  • West Deptford Library (856-845-5593)
  • United Way of Gloucester County office in Thorofare (856-845-4303 ext. 13). 

All sites have varying schedules and appointments are required. It is not necessary to be an AARP member; walk-ins will not be accepted at any location. Call the specific location to make an appointment.

Clients must come prepared with documentation, including last year’s tax return, social security card, photo ID and income documentation. For a list of required documents, call one of the tax help locations or visit aarp.org.