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Tax Assistance Events for Sandy-Affected Areas

The free events are designed help individuals and businesses prepare their 2012 tax returns.

The State's Treasury Department's Division of Taxation has organized a number of tax assistance outreach events throughout February and March in towns affected by Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie's office announced Thursday. 

The events, scheduled during the height of tax season, are being held in towns that suffered heavy damage during Sandy as well as adjacent municipalities. The events will be located at libraries or other public buildings.

The events are scattered throughout Monmouth, Ocean and Bergen Counties.

The tax assistance events are free and residents can register online by visiting https://www.state.nj.us/treas/taxation/contactus_tytstormsandyrelief.shtml.. Residents can also email outreach.tax@treas.state.nj.us or call 609-633-6015 and leave a message, according to a release.

Experts will be on hand to assist residents with inquiries on how to report Sandy-related personal and business losses on their federal and New Jersey tax returns, as well as how to deal with property tax issues caused by Sandy-related property damage. Advice on how to recover lost tax tax documents or reconstruct lost personal or business records, as well as advice on other topics, will be available.

The events are supported by the AARP's Tax-Aide program and the IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. 

For a list of event dates, times and locations, see below. 

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

jack cee February 08, 2013 at 05:29 PM
How do I get a discount on my property taxes now that my property has lost 1/2 its value?
Chief Wahoo February 08, 2013 at 05:32 PM
Just do not pay them .......100% discount
proud February 08, 2013 at 06:25 PM
You can appeal your taxes, but the Sandy damage wouldn't apply until next year. You could appeal this year based on the valuation of the home, which is probably 25 to 30 % below it's fair market value.
Jo Amesco February 08, 2013 at 11:27 PM
Funny the only 3 saturdays location - that are available for people are up in Fairview, Ridgefield, + Sea Bright.? people have to work here in Brick, why are'nt there anything here in Brick to help people. Why don't they offer how- to guild how to apeal your taxes, someone should be offering that now. because, yes, your taxes are going up this year, but next year, your going to get slammed. you want to file now, apeal now.

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