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Area residents can get free help with their taxes at several Charleston County Public Library branches
through a project coordinated with the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program and the
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). The first programs start as early as January 24th
at some branches with assistance offered one or more days per week at seven branches through April.


The programs target low- to moderate-income residents with AARP also giving special attention to
helping residents over 60 years old. A current picture ID and Social Security card are required,
along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. For additional tax assistance,
you can contact these organization directly: VITA at 965-4037 or 2-1-1, or AARP at 1-888-227-7669.



Branches offering the service and their schedules are:


MAIN LIBRARY, 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930
VITA Tax Assistance
Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 5 – April 11 from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturdays, February 2 – April 10 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

AARP Tax Assistance
Mondays, February 4 – April 15 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

COOPER RIVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 3503 Rivers Avenue: 744-2489
VITA Tax Assistance
Saturdays, February 2 – April 13 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

DORCHESTER ROAD REGIONAL LIBRARY, 6325 Dorchester Road: 552-6466
AARP Tax Assistance
Mondays and Thursdays, February 4 – April 11 from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

*First come, first served wiht the last person accepted at 3 p.m.

JAMES ISLAND LIBRARY, 1248 Camp Road: 795-6679
VITA Tax Assistance
Wednesdays, February 6 – April 10 from 5 – 8 p.m.

JOHN’S ISLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY, 3531 Maybank Highway: 559-1945
AARP Tax Assistance
Saturdays, February 2, 9,16 and 23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
 

*First come, first served with the last person accepted at 1 p.m. Assistance in Spanish will be available.

MT. PLEASANT REGIONAL LIBRARY, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 849-6161
VITA Tax Assistance

Saturday, February 2 and 23 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Monday, February 4 and 25 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.Saturday, February 9 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.Monday, February 11 from 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.Saturday, February 16 from 1 p.m.-5:30 p.mSaturdays, March 2, 9, 23 and 30 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Mondays, March 4, 18 and 25 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.Monday, March 11 from 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.Monday, April 1 and 15 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.Monday, April 8 from 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.Saturday, April 6 and 13 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

AARP Tax Assistance
Friday, February 3 – April 13 from 1 – 5 p.m.
Tuesdays and Fridays, February 5 – April 9  from 1 – 5 p.m.

*Library closed Monday, February 18**Not available  on March 16

ST. ANDREWS REGIONAL, 1735 N. Woodmere Drive: 766-2546
AARP Tax Assistance
Fridays, February 1 - April 12 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


State and Federal Tax Information, Links and Resources

South Carolina Tax Information

South Carolina Department of Revenue

Tax forms from other states

Toll free number for SC forms
1-800-768-3676

Taxpayer Service Center in Charleston
1 South Park Circle, Suite 100
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: 843-852-3600
Fax: 843-556-1780

Federal Tax Information

Internal Revenue Service home page

Taxes: Federal and State from USA.gov

Charleston Office
1 Poston Road, Suite 200
Charleston, SC 29407
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 843-566-0209

 


How to get tax forms

As usual this time of year, patrons are turning to the libraries to obtain copies of state and federal tax forms. Supplies at libraries are limited this year. Federal Instruction booklets should arrive by mid-February. If your local branch has run out of S.C. tax forms, here are ways patrons may obtain them:

  • Download forms at www.sctax.org
  • Call 803-898-5320 to request a booklet by mail
  • Fax-on-Demand by calling 1-800-868-3676
  • Print forms at the Reference Desk for 10¢ per page
    (Form SC 1040 = 2 pages, instructions for 1040 form = 10 pages, tax tables = 4 pages)