Tax Assistance

The 2021 1040, 1040-SR and instruction booklets are available for pickup at all MCLS branches. 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 Preparation Appointments

AARP Tax Preparation Appointments are once again available at MCLS branches.

Prior to arriving for your appointment to drop off your tax information, please complete the documents included in the Pre-Appointment Packet. This packet contains tax forms and instructions on the return preparation process. Each branch has a different way to get these packets to you. Please refer to the branch listing below.

The IRS is sending two new letters to taxpayers. If you received these letters, please bring them to your appointment (including multiple letters if married and sent to both you and your spouse).

  • Letter 6475: Your 2021 Economic Impact Payments
  • Letter 6419: 2021 Total Advance Child Tax Credit (AdvCTC) Payments

Lastly, please bring a copy of your 2020 and 2019 tax returns and your cell phone so we may contact you with any questions as we prepare your taxes. When you drop off and pick up your forms and tax return, you must wear a mask.

Check the information below for branch-by-branch information.

Ewing Branch

All tax appointment timeslots have been taken for the Ewing Branch.

Hopewell Branch

All tax appointment timeslots have been taken for the Hopewell Branch.

Lawrence Headquarters Branch

All tax appointment timeslots have been taken for the Lawrence Branch.

Robbinsville Branch

All tax appointment timeslots have been taken for the Robbinsville Branch.

IRS Online Tax Help

IRS has several online resources to help taxpayers.

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:

https://secure.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action?cmp=RDRCT-FNDTX_DEC23_010

Tax Help in New Jersey

Find locations by county on the NJ 211 website.

Federal Forms

The following are links to select resources. For a more guided resource, navigate to Internal Revenue Service – Filing.

Form 1040

US Individual Income Tax Return
Annual income tax return filed by citizens or residents of the United States.

Related

Form 1040-ES

Estimated Tax for Individuals
Form 1040-ES is used by persons with income not subject to tax withholding to figure and pay estimated tax.

Physical Copies

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 and NJ Income Tax – Important Changes for 2021.

Amended Return

Resident

Form NJ-1040 X (.pdf)

Nonresident

File Form NJ-1040NR and write the word “Amended” in bold letters in the upper right hand corner.

Related

Physical Copies

Receive Forms by Mail

Call 1-609-826-4400 or 1-800-323-4400.

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.

Mail Returns

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