tax helpVolunteers will do your basic income tax return for free if your make less than $64,000. They’ll let you know if you qualify for any special tax credits such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.

In 2016, volunteers helped 149 percent more tax payers than the year before.  The program is growing in Horry County because of its volunteer director and the many who help her.

Those who chose to do their own taxes online for free through got an average return of $2,074.95.  In Horry County last year, 165 people used the service.

Free Volunteer Tax Preparation Sites

The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites across Horry County in 2017, for the 2016 tax year are below:

Chapin Memorial Library
Wednesdays 2:30pm – 6:30pm
February 1, 2017 – April 12, 2017

Conway Library
Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm
January 28, 2017 – April 8, 2017

Coastal Carolina University  (Wall Building Room 204)  
Tuesdays 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Wednesdays  2:00pm – 7:00pm
February 14, 2017 – March 29, 2017 (closed during spring break)

You may also find your the closest VITA location near you by visiting:


SC Thrive is also providing volunteers to help with free tax preparation. If you make less than $65,000 a year or less than $95,000 a year jointly, SC Thrive can help you file for FREE. Below are the locations:

Carolina Forest Goodwill
2164 Oakheart Road, Myrtle Beach, SC
February 6th – April 15th
Mondays – Wednesdays, 4pm-7pm

For more information, please contact the SC Thrive Office at 843.414.9741


Please bring:

All W-2 and 1099 forms

Information for all deductions credits

Proof of account for direct deposit refund (voided check)

Social security card or individual taxpayer identification card for you, your spouse, and dependents

Proof of identification for you and your spouse

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