Please be advised, HOPES Community Action Partnership, Inc. will be conducting in-person tax preparation. By appointment only, clients have the option to drop off their documents at a designated site or to schedule a virtual return preparation. 



You will be able to sit across from your tax preparer as they complete your tax return. For the health and safety of everyone involved all clients and staff must wear a mask. Ensure on the day of your appointment that you have all necessary documents as failing to do so will delay your assistance.

  • HOPES CAP, Inc. Family Resource Center
  • HOPE CAP, Inc. Rue Annex
  • HOPES CAP, Inc. Plainfield
  • Care Finders Total Care


You will NOT be able to sit next to or across from your tax preparer as they complete your tax return as a precaution for the health and safety of everyone involved. All tax sites will have you fill out an intake, scan tax documents, and then have you pick up, review, and sign your tax return within one week of your drop off date.

  • HOPES CAP, Inc. Somerset
  • Skyway Family Success Center

List of Docs to Provide

Failure to provide all required documentation will delay your assistance. We require the following documents:

  • State Issued Photo ID or Passport
  • Social Security Card or Social Security Number Verification for you, your spouse and any dependents
  • Copy of dependents' birth certificate
  • Wage and earning statement(s): Form W2, W-2G,1099-R, from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Form 1099)
  • Child tax credit letter or proof of amount received from IRS in 2021
  • Proof of bank account routing and account number for Direct Deposit such as a blank check
  • Proof of Income: most recent 4 weeks pay stubs, or income letter
  • A copy of last year's federal and state return if available
  • Total amount paid in daycare, daycare provider's tax identification number
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents

Please note after reviewing your documents we may request additional information to complete your application.


HOPES Community Action Partnership, Inc. provides free income tax preparation services through the IRS sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.


  • HOPES CAP Family Resource Center located at 532 Jackson St. Unit 1B, Hoboken, NJ 07030
  • HOPES CAP Rue Annex located at           301 Garden St. Hoboken, NJ 07030
  • Skyway Family Success Center located at 35 Journal Sq. Plaza Ste. 501 Jersey City, NJ 07306
  • Care Finders Total Care located at             443 60th St West New York, NJ 07093
  • HOPES CAP Plainfield located at               1201 East 7th St Plainfield, NJ 07062
  • HOPES CAP Somerset located at             900 Hamilton St Somerset, NJ 08873

Within minutes of making your appointment, you should receive a confirmation email with a calendar appointment attached to the email. In addition, you will also receive a phone reminder the day before your appointment.

Appointments can be changed or canceled at any time on this website. You can also make or cancel an appointment at any time (24/7) using our automated phone system by dialing (201) 468-8805 and following the instructions.