VITA’s free tax services at local libraries extended into May

From staff reports

With the IRS tax deadline extended until May, VITA volunteers will continue offering free tax preparation services past the April 15 deadline.

Site locations providing services beyond Thursday, April 15 are:

Beaufort Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through May 10.

St. Helena Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena; 12:30 p.m. through 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays through May 11.

Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 24.

Deep Well Project, 80 Capital Drive, Hilton Head Island; 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through May 11 (Drop Off only).

The Beaufort County Library is pleased to continue the long-standing tradition of hosting free tax preparation assistance to Beaufort County citizens provided by Lowcountry Area VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance).

Due to current social distancing guidelines, VITA has adjusted their method of service to provide curbside and/or contactless free tax preparation in accordance with health and safety protocols.

In collaboration with the Beaufort County Human Services Alliance, United Way of the Lowcountry, Inc., the Lowcountry Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to persons generally earning $66,000 annually or less, differently-abled persons, persons 60 and older, and limited English-speaking persons. 

Further details about VITA services is available at www.vitalowcountry.org. To volunteer or obtain more information, contact Program Coordinator Theresa Jackson at lowcountryvitacoalition@gmail.com or call 843-321-9071.

In addition to hosting free tax preparation services, all Beaufort County Library locations are open for quick browsing and curbside service. Please visit beaufortcountylibrary.org for the most up-to-date information about Beaufort County Library hours and services.

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