March 09, 2017

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman to Host Income Tax Assistance Resource Awareness Event

Attendees to hear from local partners on eligibility for assistance in meeting tax obligations

On March 22, the office of Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, in partnership with the IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, will host local partners to inform constituents on federal resources available to assist in filing taxes ahead of the April 18 deadline. Representatives from United Way of Greater Mercer Co., AARP and Rutgers University Low Income Tax Clinic will participate and inform constituents on relevant services available. The event will begin at 1p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 1040 Spruce Street, Lawrence, NJ.

“There are too many cases where constituents are not aware of federal resources available designed solely for their benefit,” said Rep. Watson Coleman. “I remain committed to making the government more responsive to the needs of my constituents and hope this event will provide attendees affordable and convenient options to meet the tax deadline and avoid penalty.”

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Inquiries about this event can be directed to Rep. Watson Coleman’s district office: (609) 883-0026.