Before you start thinking about what to do with those tax returns (maybe make a down payment on a new car, save it for the future, or purchase a TrentonDaily subscription wait that’s free!), you have to first file your tax returns. If you are looking for assistance, fortunately many nonprofits in the Trenton area are stepping up to offer free assistance for those filing their taxes.

IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program sites in Mercer County

The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $54,000 or less, people 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 in local communities. For more information, visit www.irs.gov/Individuals/Free-Tax-Return-Preparation-for-You-by-Volunteers.

Arm in Arm (formerly Crisis Ministry), 123 E. Hanover St., Trenton
Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. English/ Chinese/ Spanish bilingual assistance. Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 396-9355 for required paperwork.

Boys & Girls Club of Trenton, 212 Centre St., Trenton
Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. English/Spanish bilingual assistance. Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 392-3191 for required paperwork.

Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County, 1040 Spruce St., Lawrence
Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m. English only. Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 392-3191 for required paperwork.

HomeFront, 1880 Princeton Ave., No. 3, Trenton
English only. Appointment necessary; call (609) 989-9417.

Catholic Charities of Trenton, 383 West State St., Trenton
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 to 6 p.m., English/Spanish bilingual assistance. Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 394-5181, ext. 1101, for required paperwork.

Catholic Charities of Trenton El Centro, 327 S Broad St., Trenton
English/Spanish bilingual assistance. Appointment required; call (609) 394-2056 for required paperwork.

Hamilton Township Free Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Way, Mercerville

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon. English only. Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 581-4060 for required paperwork.

Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, 714-716 South Clinton St., Trenton
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., walk-ins welcome; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., appointment only. English/Spanish bilingual assistance. Call (609) 688-0881 for required paperwork.

United Way of Greater Mercer County, 3150 Brunswick Pike, Crossroads Corporate Center, Suite 230, Lawrence
Mondays, 3 to 6 p.m., and Thursdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Appointment preferred; call (609) 896-1912, ext. 211, for required paperwork.