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Woodbridge Offers Tax Preparation Aid for Seniors & Disabled

January 19, 2005

Division on Aging Sponsors IRS-Trained Volunteers

The Woodbridge Township Division on Aging will offer free tax preparation assistance to eligible senior citizens and disabled Township residents, Mayor Frank G. Pelzman has announced.

Volunteers trained by the IRS and the New Jersey Department of Taxation will be on hand to assist Woodbridge Township residents 65 and over, or those under 65 receiving Social Security disability benefits. Residents must meet income guidelines to be eligible.

“This is a valuable service to our seniors and disabled residents,” says Mayor Pelzman. “The tax preparation volunteers at the Division on Aging do an outstanding job, and I encourage eligible residents to take advantage of it.”

Appointments will be held at Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza, from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Thursday from February 15 until April 14, 2005.

Those interested should call the Division on Aging at 732-855-0600 ext. 5023 to check their eligibility and make an appointment. ”When a resident calls for an appointment, we will go through the criteria and establish eligibility at that time,” says Irene Allan, Division on Aging Director.

Tax assistance is available for standard tax forms only. Single resident annual gross income cannot exceed $30,000.00. Married couple combined income cannot exceed $36,000.00. Persons over these income limits who have their 2004 income tax forms already completed may get assistance with the NJ-PTR 1 or NJ-PTR 2 forms only.

Those Woodbridge residents who do not meet income requirements for the Division on Aging tax assistance can call the Division office for other options. Free tax assistance sessions are provided by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) at Woodbridge Main Library, Inman Branch Library, Iselin Branch Library and Evergreen Senior Center.

 

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