Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
Save the Fee. File for Free.
Sponsored by a grant from Wells Fargo, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) provides free income tax preparation assistance to individuals and families with a household income of $58,000 a year or less.
VITA helps taxpayers obtain all eligible tax credits and deductions, especially the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Education Tax Credits, and Child Care tax deductions. By offering this service for free in Horry County, we can help more individuals and families maximize their returns while achieving greater self-sufficiency.
Due to COVID-19 safety regulations, we will NOT be accepting walk-ins at any of our locations.
The VITA Program is made possible by a grant from Wells Fargo.
Tax Preparation Resources:
My Free Taxes
United Way’s MyFreeTaxes is the only free, national, online tax filing program offered by a nonprofit. It is free for federal and state returns, optimized for all devices (desktop, tablet, or mobile), and easy to use — most filers complete their taxes in less than an hour.
MyFreeTaxes is available to those with a household income of less than $73,000 yearly. If you need support, you can contact their helpline at (866) 698-9435 or visit myfreetaxes.com/support.
MyFreeTaxes is also now available in Spanish at myfreetaxes.com/es.
Single with income of $73,000 or less and joint households earning $95,000 or less: SCThrive is offering free tax returns. Learn more and sign-up: https://scthrive.org/file-your-taxes/
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free tax preparation in different ways – in-person, low-contact, or contact-free – depending on what service is available in your area. Some sites can provide service in one or two visits, or you may not need to visit a site at all, with all interactions taking place online. Find locations, dates, service types, and more: taxaide.aarpfoundation.org
Become a Certified VITA/TCE Volunteer
United Way needs your help to make the VITA program be successful. Please consider becoming a VITA or TCE volunteer! It’s a rewarding way to give back to your community.
For more details and to submit your contact information, use the VITA/TCE Volunteer Sign Up. Your information will be forwarded to the sponsoring partners in your area for further contact.