Individuals now have until May 17 to file their taxes. Go to the news release for this update.
Tax Assistance Information
IRS Online Tax Help
IRS has several online resources to help taxpayers.
- Free File: Prepare and file your federal income tax return for free.
- Where’s My Refund?: An online tool that will track your tax refund.
- Online Payment Agreements: Apply for a payment plan to pay your balance over time.
- IRS2Go mobile app: Check your refund status, make a payment, find free tax preparation assistance, sign up for helpful tax tips, and more.
- Online Account: View your tax balance and payment history.
- “What Ifs” for Struggling Taxpayers
Printed Tax forms available at MCLS
The 2020 1040, 1040-SR and instruction booklets are available for pickup. Check your local branch to see if the binder of reproducible forms (schedules) is available. We are also able to print other forms from the IRS website ($0.10 a page).
AARP Tax Assistance
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program will not be offered this tax season at any site in Mercer County. However, AARP is offering an alternative this year called the AARP Alternative Tax Preparation program (ATP).
This program provides direct taxpayer access to free online tax software for this year’s taxes as well as video and/or phone assistance with a certified AARP tax assister. Rather than doing the tax return for the taxpayer, the certified AARP tax assister helps the taxpayer prepare his/her own online return.
Starting on January 22, 2021 you can get more information about the Alternative Tax Preparation program at aarpfoundation.org/taxaide.
We all certainly hope that next year, when we are all safe from the COVID-19 pandemic, we and the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program will be able to prepare tax returns at this Site as we have in the past.
AARP Tax-Aide Site Locator
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides virtual and in-person tax assistance free of charge, with a special focus on taxpayers who are over the age of 50 or have low-to-moderate income. Use the search function below to find out the status of a site near you:
The following are links to select resources. For a more guided resource, navigate to Internal Revenue Service – Filing
US Individual Income Tax Return
Annual income tax return filed by citizens or residents of the United States.
Estimated Tax for Individuals
Form 1040-ES is used by persons with income not subject to tax withholding to figure and pay estimated tax.
Our branches supply copies of the 1040 and 1040-SR forms along with instructions on how to fill them out.
New Jersey Forms
The following are links to select resources. For a more guided resource, navigate to NJ Department of Taxation – Completing and Filing A Return NJ Income Tax – Important Changes for 2020
File Form NJ-1040NR and write the word “Amended” in bold letters in the upper right hand corner.
Other Important Forms
- Estimated Tax Voucher 2020 (.pdf)
- Instructions for NJ-1040ES (.pdf)
- Extension of Time to File (.pdf)
- Employee’s Certificate of Non-Residence in New Jersey (.pdf)
- Veteran Income Tax Exemption Submission Form (.pdf)
Property Tax Credit
Receive Forms by Mail
Pick Up Forms
The nearest Regional Service Center, which is in Trenton, has paper copies. It is located at the Taxation Building, 50 Barrack Street Trenton, NJ 08695.
The return address is different depending on residency and return. Check the NJ Divison of Taxation – Where to Mail Your Return webpage.
Taxation Sites by State
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- New York City
- New York State
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia