Christie Announces Tax Assistance Events for Sandy Victims

Posted: 02/25/2013 2:05PM

 

Trenton, NJ – Governor Christie’s ongoing efforts to bring government services directly to those who suffered damage or disruption in their lives due to Superstorm Sandy has been expanded by adding two additional free tax assistance outreach events in Monmouth and Atlantic counties.

New Jersey The first event will be held in Ventnor in Atlantic County on Thursday, March 7, at the Ventnor branch of the Atlantic County Library between 5:00 and 7:30 p.m. The second event will be held in Manasquan in Monmouth County on Tuesday, March 12, at Manasquan Borough Hall between 6:00 and 8:30 p.m.

A total of eleven outreach assessment events are being held around the state during February and March, the height of tax season, to help individuals and businesses prepare their 2012 tax returns.

The events have been organized by the Treasury Department’s Division of Taxation and for the convenience of the public, they are being held either in towns that suffered heavy damage during Sandy or adjacent communities. The events are being held at libraries or municipal or other public buildings and have all been scheduled during evening or weekend hours. Those wishing to attend can register online at https://www.state.nj.us/treas/taxation/contactus_tytstormsandyrelief.shtml. They can also send an email to outreach.tax@treas.state.nj.us or call 609-633-6015 and leave a message.

“These tax assistance events will provide New Jersey residents with the opportunity to obtain free in-person guidance from tax professionals from the Division and the Internal Revenue Service on a wide range of Sandy-related issues,” said State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff.

The events are also being supported by the AARP’s Tax-Aide program and the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Experts will be available to assist residents with inquiries on how to report Sandy-related personal and business losses on their federal and New Jersey tax returns, how to deal with property tax issues caused by Sandy-related damage and how to recover lost tax documents or reconstruct lost personal or business records and many other topics.

The next event will be held this evening at the Hoboken Municipal Building, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., followed by events on Tuesday, February 26, at the Keyport Municipal Building, Thursday, February 28 at the Ocean County Library branch in Little Egg Harbor, Saturday, March 2, at the Ridgefield Public Library, Thursday, March 7 at the Atlantic County Library Branch in Ventnor, Saturday, March 9, at the Sea Bright Gym, Thursday, March 14, in Bradley Beach, Monday, March 18 at the Ocean County Library branch in Toms River and Tuesday, March 26 at the Ocean County Library branch in Brick. The full schedule of remaining events is also available below. The first event was held on Saturday, February 16, at the Fairview Public Library.

Along with tax assistance, the events will also offer opportunities for out-of-state contractors and other businesses working temporarily in New Jersey on post-Sandy clean-up and reconstruction projects to register their businesses with Treasury’s Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services.

Date

Time

Location

February 21 (Thursday)

6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Hoboken Municipal Building
94 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030

February 26 (Tuesday)

6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Keyport Municipal Building
70 West Front Street
Keyport, NJ 07735

February 28 (Thursday)

6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Ocean County Library
Little Egg Harbor Branch
290 Mathistown Road
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087

March 2 (Saturday)

10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Ridgefield Public Library
527 Morse Avenue
Ridgefield, NJ 07657

March 7 (Thursday)

5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Atlantic County Library
Ventnor Branch
6500 Atlantic Avenue
Ventnor, NJ 08406

March 9 (Saturday)

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Borough of Sea Bright Gym
1167 Ocean Avenue
Sea Bright, NJ 07760

March 12 (Tuesday)

6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Manasquan Borough Hall
2nd Floor Council Chambers
201 East Main Street
Manasquan, NJ 08736

March 14 (Thursday)

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Bradley Beach Library
511 4th Avenue
Bradley Beach, NJ 07720

March 18 (Monday)

6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Ocean County Library
Toms River Branch
101 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08753

March 26 (Tuesday)

6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Ocean County Library
Brick Branch
301 Chambers Bridge Road
Brick, NJ 08723

Source: State of New Jersey


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