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

Tax assistance is available at the following CCPL branches: 


COOPER RIVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY
3503 Rivers Avenue: 843-744-2489
VITA Tax Assistance
Saturdays, February 6-March 26 at 10 a.m.

Please bring a current picture ID, last year's tax return, your W-2 form and Social Security card along with the Social Security cards of any dependents.

JOHN'S ISLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY
3531 Maybank Highway: 843-559-1945

AARP Tax Assistance
Saturdays; February 6-April 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. Assistance is provided first come, first served with the last person accepted at 1 p.m. Assistance in Spanish will be available.

MAIN LIBRARY
68 Calhoun Street: 843-805-6930 

AARP Tax Assistance
Mondays from February 1-April 11 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. Assistance is provided first come, first served, with priority given to seniors. 

VITA Tax Assistance
Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 2-April 14 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Please bring a current picture ID, last year's tax return, your W-2 form and Social Security card along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. 

MT. PLEASANT REGIONAL LIBRARY
1133 Mathis Ferry Road: 843-849-6161

AARP Tax Assistance
Mondays and Fridays from February 5-April 11 from 1-5 p.m.
A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. Assistance is provided first come, first served, with priority given to seniors. The last person will be accepted at 4 p.m.

HURD/ST. ANDREWS REGIONAL LIBRARY
1735 N Woodmere Drive: 843-766-2546
AARP Tax Assistance
Fridays from February 5-April 15 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
A current picture ID and Social Security card are required, along with the Social Security cards of any dependents. Assistance is provided first come, first served, with priority given to seniors.

OTRANTO ROAD REGIONAL LIBRARY
2261 Otranto Road: 843-572-4094

SC Thrive Tax Assistance
Thursday, March 10 and 31; and April 7 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. 
Walk-ins are not accepted after 1:30 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
800-829-3676

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 S.C. tax forms

  • Download forms at www.sctax.org.
  • Email a request for forms to forms@dor.sc.gov.
  • Call 800-768-3676 to request a booklet by mail.
  • Print forms at the Reference Desk for 10¢ per page
    (Form SC 1040 = 3 pages, instructions for 1040 form = 11 pages, tax tables = 4 pages)