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VITA Tax preparation

VITA Information Sheet

Contact Number: Call 2-1-1 or 965-4037 for tax preparation

Website: www.tuw.org or www.ctul.org

Mission: The mission of the Trident Area Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Coalition [TAVC] is to provide tax preparation services and asset-building education and opportunities for all low to moderate income families in the tri-county area (Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties).

VITA is a partnership between Trident United Way and the Charleston Trident Urban League, which administers the program.

General Information:

  • In 2010, 2647 tax returns (a 45% increase year to year) were filed through VITA, which represented $2.7 million in returns.
  • TAVC tax sites open mid-January and provide free tax preparation services through April 15.

Tax Preparation Assistance

  • Tax sites are located in libraries, churches and community centers in the tri-county area. There are 17 sites in the tri-county area. List attached.
  • Households making up to $49,000 are eligible for free tax preparation.
  • Two sites, Increasing H.O.P.E. and Family Services, Inc., will be providing on-site financial education information and opportunities to sign up for financial classes.

What Tax Preparers Need to Bring

Until tax time, below are some important pointers on what to be prepared to bring when having your taxes prepared:

  • Proof of identification
  • Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and dependents and/or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • Current year's tax package if you received one
  • Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • A copy of last year's federal and state returns, if available
  • Bank routing numbers and account numbers for Direct Deposit
  • Total paid for daycare provider and daycare provider's tax identifying number
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms

VITA TAX SITES - 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE PERSONAL INCOME TAX PREPARATION - 2010 TAX YEAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start

End

Tax Site

Call for Appointment

Location

 

 Schedule

Date

Date

Charleston County Library

 

68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

 

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 AM - 12 Noon

1/25/11

4/14/11

Charleston County Library

 

68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

 

Saturdays - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

1/29/11

4/9/11

Northwood's Mall

 

Northwood's Blvd, N. Charleston, SC 29406

 

Saturdays - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

1/29/11

4/9/11

Citadel Mall

 

2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407

 

Saturdays - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

1/29/11

4/9/11

Mt. Pleasant Library

 

1133 Mathis Ferry Rd, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

 

Saturdays - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

1/29/11

4/9/11

Charleston Trident Urban League

965-4037

729 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29403

 

By Appointment Mon-Fri 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

1/24/11

4/15/11

College of Charleston

 

71 George Street, Charleston, SC 29401

 

Saturdays - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

1/29/11

4/9/11

Cooper River Library

 

3503 Rivers Ave, N. Charleston, SC 29405

 

Saturdays - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

1/29/11

4/9/11

Cross Community Center

843-753-3150

Cross, SC

 

By Appt. Tues & Thur 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

1/25/11

4/15/11

Berkley United Way Center

 

325 East Main Street, Moncks Corner. 29461

 

Saturdays 9:00 - 12 Noon

1/29/11

4/9/11

Trident United Way Center

 

117 S. Main St., Summerville, SC

 

Saturdays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

1/29/11

4/15/11

Summerville Branch Library

 

76 Old Trolley Road, Summerville, SC 29485

 

Saturdays 9:30 - 3:30PM

1/29/11

4/9/11

Summerville Branch Library

 

76 Old Trolley Road, Summerville, SC 29485

 

Mondays 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

1/28/11

4/15/11

Charleston Cty Human Services (M)

720-3718 or 297-7447

1071 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

 

By Appointment Mon & Wednesdays

1/31/11

4/14/11

Charleston Cty Human Services (M)

720-3718 or 297-7447

210 Johnston Street, St George, SC

 

By Appointment - Tuesdays

1/25/11

4/12/11

Charleston Cty Human Services (M)

720-3718 or 297-7447

United Way Service Center, Summerville, SC

 

By Appointment - Thursdays

1/27/11

4/14/11

Charleston Cty Human Services (M)

720-3718 or 297-7447

Felix Pinckney Comm Center, N. Charleston, SC

 

North Charleston, SC - Thursdays

1/27/11

4/14/11

Family Services

735-7862

4925 Lacross Road, N. Charleston

 

By Appointment Mondays-1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

1/31/11

4/11/11

Family Services

735-7862

4925 Lacross Road, N. Charleston

 

By Appointment Tuesdays 12 Noon - 6:00 PM

2/1/11

4/12/11

Increasing HOPE

225-4343

2154 North Center Street, N. Charleston, SC

 

By Appt. Mon, Tues & Thurs. 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

1/31/11

4/13/11

Increasing HOPE

225-4343

2154 North Center Street, N. Charleston, SC

 

By Appt. Saturdays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

1/22/11

4/16/11

Eastside Community Development

577-2424

60-A America Street, Charleston SC

 

By Appt-Tuesdays & Thurs - 9 AM - 2 PM

2/1/11

414/11

East Cooper Community Center

849-9220

1145 Six Mile Road, Mt Pleasant SC

 

Thursdays 5 PM - 8 PM

1/27/11

4/14/11

East Cooper Community Center

 

1145 Six Mile Road, Mt Pleasant SC

 

Fridays - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

1/29/11

4/8/11

Goodwill Industries

 

2150 Eagle Drive, Bldg 100, N. Charleston, SC

 

Mon, Tues & Wednesdays, 10 AM - 2 PM

1/24/11

4/15/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Mobile Site is marked with a (M)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Unless otherwise noted all phone numbers are within the 843 area code.

 

 

 

 

3. All tax sites not marked "by appointment" are based on a "first-come, first served" basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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