Valley Supports Free Secure Tax Preparation and Census Services with New Jersey Citizen Action

News | 2/10/2020

Valley Supports Free Secure Tax Preparation and Census Services with New Jersey Citizen ActionWAYNE, N.J. – Monday, February 10, 2020 – New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund (NJCA) Free Tax Preparation services including Tax Counseling for the Elderly has officially opened! Available in English and Spanish at NJCA’s Economic Security Center in Newark and at other designated sites, NJCA’ s free tax preparation services help hard-working New Jersey families take advantage of eligible tax credits. For example, the too often unrealized Earned Income Tax Credit can return up to $6,557 in tax refunds for qualified individuals.

   

This year NJCA’s Tax Centers will also assist community members with completing the 2020 Census, a once every 10-year opportunity for New Jersey residents to be counted. Census counts decide where to send billions in essential federal funding for NJ schools, roads and hospitals for the next 10 years. The census requires basic nonfinancial information about each member of the household and takes about 10 minutes to complete. This year the Census will be available for completion online including by mobile phone in addition to mail in options. Visitors to NJCA’s Economic Security Center in Newark can complete their Census at secure computers and learn about other services including NJCA’s Homeownership Counseling programs for First Time Homebuyers which Valley also supports.

   

This year NJCA’s Tax Centers will also assist community members with completing the 2020 Census, a once every 10-year opportunity for New Jersey residents to be counted. Census counts decide where to send billions in essential federal funding for NJ schools, roads and hospitals for the next 10 years. The census requires basic nonfinancial information about each member of the household and takes about 10 minutes to complete. This year the Census will be available for completion online including by mobile phone in addition to mail in options. Visitors to NJCA’s Economic Security Center in Newark can complete their Census at secure computers and learn about other services including NJCA’s Homeownership Counseling programs for First Time Homebuyers which Valley also supports.

   

About New Jersey Citizen Action and New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund
New Jersey Citizen Action is a statewide grassroots organization that fights for social, racial and economic justice. In addition to issue advocacy campaigns, NJCA provides free direct services to low-and moderate-income individuals across New Jersey to empower people to take control of their economic futures. New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund provides free comprehensive outreach and education programs, including small business technical assistance, HUD-certified housing & foreclosure counseling, tax preparation and financial education that increases economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income NJ communities. See more information about NJCA’s programs here: https://njcitizenaction.org/

   

About Valley
As the principal subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp, Valley National Bank is a regional bank with approximately $37.5 billion in assets. Valley is committed to giving people and businesses the power to succeed. Valley operates many convenient branch locations across New Jersey, New York, Florida and Alabama, and is committed to providing exceptional service, the latest innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable team dedicated to meeting customer needs. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy. To learn more about Valley, go to www.valley.com or call our Customer Service Center at 800-522-4100.