Christie Administration Announces Series of Tax Assistance Events for Superstorm Sandy Victims in Hard-Hit Communities in Bergen, Monmouth and Ocean Counties

 

NJ Office of Recovery and Rebuilding

Trenton, NJ - Governor Christie's ongoing effort to bring government services directly to those who suffered damage or disruption in their lives due to Superstorm Sandy will move forward with a series of free tax assistance events around the state during February and March, the height of tax season, organized by the Treasury Department's Division of Taxation, to help individuals and businesses prepare their 2012 tax returns.

For the convenience of the public, the events are being held either in towns that suffered heavy damage during Sandy or adjacent communities. The assistance events will be located 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 events will be held on Saturday, February 16, at the Fairview Public Library, Thursday, February 21, at the Hoboken Municipal Building, 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, 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 is also available below.

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.

Superstorm Sandy Tax Assistance Outreach Events

Date

Time

Location

 

February 16 (Saturday)

 

 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fairview Public Library

213 Anderson Avenue

Fairview, NJ 07022

 

February 21 (Thursday)

 

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

Hoboken Municipal Building

94 Washington Street

Hoboken, NJ 07030

 

February 26 (Tuesday)

 

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

Keyport Municipal Building

70 West Front Street

Keyport, NJ 07735

 

February 28 (Thursday)

 

6 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 9 (Saturday)

 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Borough of Sea Bright Gym

1167 Ocean Avenue

Sea Bright, NJ 07760

 

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 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Ocean County Library

Toms River Branch

101 Washington Street

Toms River, NJ 08753

 

March 26 (Tuesday)

 

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

Ocean County Library

Brick Branch

301 Chambers Bridge Road

Brick, NJ 08723

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