Tax Preparation Volunteers Needed

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United Way of Northern New Jersey

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United Way is recruiting volunteers to become IRS-Certified tax preparers for the 2019-20 tax season. Volunteer opportunities are available in Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Warren and Suburban Essex Counties in New Jersey.

No experience is necessary! Attend a full-day or 2 half-day training program that provides all the information needed to be a prepare both federal and state tax returns.

United Way of Northern New Jersey teams up with community partners to provide free tax preparation for ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and poverty-level families in our communities. Last year through this program, more than 160 community volunteers prepared more than 6,000 free tax returns at libraries, community centers, and places of worship across northern New Jersey. Volunteers helped filers claim more than $2 million in tax credits, resulting in $6 million in tax refunds.

For more information, or to register for training, please contact by email at

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About United Way of Northern New Jersey


55 North Gaston Avenue, Somerville, NJ 08876, US

Mission Statement

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities to advance the common good.


We believe that improving life for all starts with improving life for ALICE (r), an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, ALICE represents the growing number of individuals and families who are working, but are unable to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, child care, health care, and transportation. Our focus on three areas of Education, Financial Stability and Health and helping ALICE now, in the near term, and with an eye to a better and more stable future.


We'll work with your schedule.


Various LocationsMorris, Essex, Somerset, Sussex, Warren CountiesBridgewater, NJ 08807



  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • People Skills
  • Accounting
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to 8 hours in training, then 2-5 hours per week
  • Must become IRS certified (via online test)

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