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2022 Tax Season Virtual Kick-Off Event
February 9, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, more people than ever before will qualify for expanded tax benefits. Join community leaders and elected officials to learn about these important changes as well as the availability of free tax preparation and other services for you and your family and friends. This year, NJCA’s free tax preparation services will once again be available via secure remote upload and contactless drop-off services due to COVID-19. Registration for the free kick-off event is required. Event speakers include:
- The Honorable Mayor Ras Baraka, City of Newark
- Reverend Dr. Charles Boyer, Salvation and Social Justice
- Danielle Corea-Smith, United Way of Greater Newark
- Kiran Gaudioso, United Way of Northern New Jersey
Vicky Hernandez, Ironbound Community CorporationThe Earned Income Tax Credit is one of the nation’s most effective anti-poverty programs, but nearly 1 in 5 eligible NJ residents never claim the state or federal EITC, leaving tens of millions of dollars on the table. Also, this tax year, millions of families with children who haven’t received their Child Tax Credit (CTC) will have an opportunity to claim their share. Changes to federal tax laws, an increase in scams and frauds, expanded eligibility requirements and delays in processing returns make it more more important than ever to spread the word about free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs. Connecting low-income families to free quality tax preparation services is critical to preventing misinformation and ensuring that every eligible New Jersey taxpayer takes advantage of the state and federal EITCs and CTCs.