TRENTON, N.J. - Many sites throughout Mercer County will offer free income tax preparation assistance to help residents prepare and file their 2013 taxes, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes said.

The deadline for filing 2013 tax returns for both state and federal taxes is April 15, 2014. Below is a list of sites where free income tax preparation assistance is being provided. Service is offered from early February through mid-April unless otherwise noted.
AARP Tax-Aide program sites in Mercer County
The AARP Foundation provides Tax-Aides to assist people with low to moderate incomes with 2013 tax preparation at Mercer County Connection, libraries and other sites. For more information, visit www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/.

Ewing Branch, Mercer County Library System, 61 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08628-2504
Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; call (609) 882-3148 for required paperwork.
Appointment necessary.

Hamilton Senior Center, 409 Cypress Lane, Hamilton, NJ 08619-3711
Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; call (609) 890-3686 for required paperwork.
Appointment necessary.

Lawrence Headquarters Branch, Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m.; call (609) 882-9246 for required paperwork.
Appointment necessary.

Lawrence Senior Center, 30 East Darrah Lane, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3761
Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; call (609) 844-7048 for required paperwork.
Appointment necessary.

Mercer County Connection, 957 Route 33, Hamilton, NJ 08690-2727
Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; call (609) 890-9800 for required paperwork.
Appointment necessary.

Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542-4502
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 924-8203 for required paperwork.

Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ 08542-3214
Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; call (609) 924-9529 for required paperwork.
Appointment necessary.

Princeton Senior Resource Center, 45 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-6812
Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; call (609) 924-7108 for required paperwork.
Appointment necessary.

Robbinsville Branch, Mercer County Library System, 42 Allentown Robbinsville Road, Robbinsville, NJ 08691-1625
Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon; call (609) 259-2150 for required paperwork.
Appointment necessary.

RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, 3100 Quakerbridge Road, Mercerville, NJ 08619-1658
Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; call (609) 584-5900 for required paperwork.
Appointment necessary.

West Windsor Senior Center, 271 Clarksville Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550-5333
Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; call (609) 799-9068 for required paperwork. English/Chinese/Mandarin assistance.
Appointment necessary.
IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program sites in Mercer County
The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $50,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. For more information, visit www.irs.gov/Individuals/Free-Tax-Return-Preparation-for-You-by-Volunteers or www.earnedincometaxcredit.org.

Boys & Girls Club of Trenton, 212 Centre St., Trenton
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (Feb. 4 - April 10) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
English/Spanish bilingual assistance.
Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 392-3191 for required paperwork.

Catholic Charities of Trenton, 132 N. Warren St., Trenton
Tuesdays and Thursdays (Feb. 4 - April 10) from 2 to 7 p.m. English only.
Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 394-3202 for required paperwork.

Crisis Ministry of Mercer County, 121 E. Hanover St., Trenton
Fridays (Feb. 7 - April 11) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
English/Arabic/Chinese/Spanish assistance. 
Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 396-9355 for required paperwork.

Hamilton Township Free Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Way, Mercerville Wednesdays and Thursdays (Feb. 5 - April 10) from 9 a.m. to noon. English only.
Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 581-4060 for required paperwork.

Hickory Corner Branch, Mercer County Library System, 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor
Face-to-face tax preparation: Friday, Feb. 14; Saturday, March 15; and Saturday, April 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. By appointment only; call (609) 448-1330. Drop-off and pickup service: Monday, March 3, and Monday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call branch for required paperwork.

Hightstown Memorial Branch, Mercer County Library System, 114 Franklin St.
Face-to-face tax preparation: Monday, Feb. 10, and Monday, March 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. By appointment only; call (609) 448-1474. Drop-off and pickup service: Monday, March 10, and Monday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call branch for required paperwork.

Rider University, 2083 Lawrence Road (Route 206), Lawrence
Wednesdays (Feb. 12, 19 and 26 and March 5) from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays (Feb. 15 and 22 and March 1 and 8) from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Multi-Cultural Center on the second floor of the Bart Luedeke Center.
Individuals seeking assistance should bring pertinent tax documents such as W2 forms, interest statements, copies of last year's return as well as any IRS tax item received in the mail. Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 896-5000 and ask for information desk.

Twin Rivers Branch, Mercer County Library System, 276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor
Drop-off and pickup service: Friday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (609) 443-1880 for required paperwork. Face-to-face tax preparation: Friday, Feb. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. By appointment only; call (609) 443-1880.

United Financial Empowerment Center, 3150 Princeton Pike, Crossroads Corporate Center, Suite 230, Lawrenceville
Mondays and Thursdays beginning Feb. 3 from 3 to 7 p.m. (no taxes Feb. 17). English/Spanish assistance.
Walk-ins welcome; call 2-1-1 for required paperwork.