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VITA to offer tax assistance in the Lowcountry


The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program plans to prepare more than 2,500 tax returns in 2014 for working individuals and families in the Lowcountry.

The VITA program returns nearly $3.2 million back to residents and saves them more than $400,000 in tax preparation fees.

VITA sites will begin opening Jan. 21 and all services fees are free.

Sites and times are as follows:

Beaufort Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort,(opens  Jan. 27), Mondays: 10:30-4 p.m. and Thursdays: 1:30-7 p.m.

Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton, (opens Jan. 27), Mondays: 2-7 p.m.

St. Helena Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr Rd, St Helena, (opens Jan. 27), Mondays: 1:30-7 p.m.

SCBT, 1121 Boundary St, Beaufort, (opens Jan. 21), Tuesdays: 9 a.m.-noon

Piggly Wiggly, 1347 Ribaut Rd., Port Royal (opens Jan. 21), Tuesdays: 1-5 p.m.

United Way, Jasper County, Gray's Hwy (EMS Bldg), Ridgeland, (opens Jan. 22), Wednesdays: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Beaufort Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort, (opens Jan. 23), Thursdays: 1:30-7 p.m.

Goodwill Industries, 509 Island West Park (off 278), Bluffton, (opens Jan. 23), Thursdays: 4-8 p.m.

CBC National Bank, 1700 Ribaut Rd., Port Royal, (opens January 23), Thursdays: 9 a.m.-noon

Hilton Head Recreation Center, 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island, (opens Jan. 23), Thursdays: 6-9 p.m.

Piggly Wiggly, 1900 Boundary St., Beaufort, (opens Jan. 24), Fridays: 9 a.m.-noon

St Paul Baptist Church, 22 St Paul Church Rd., Beaufort, (opens Jan. 24), Fridays: 1-4 p.m.

Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Pkwy., Lobeco, (opens Jan. 25), Saturdays: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

USCB-South Campus, 1 University Blvd., Bluffton, (opens Jan. 25), Saturdays: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Taxpayers should bring the following to the tax preparation site:

-A complete copy of last year's return .

-All 2013 informational statements, including but not limited to: wage statements - form(s) W-2, interest and dividend statements - form(s) 1099INT and 1099DIV, mortgage interest statements - form(s) 1098, pension and social security statements - form(s) 1099R and SSA-1099, tuition payments statements - form(s) 1098-T or property tax receipt(s) for any property taxes paid in 2013.

-Information on deductions.

-Copies of Social Security Card(s).

-Bank account number and routing number to deposit your refund.

-Valid picture ID.

To learn more about the VITA program or to volunteer, please contact Dave Cunningham at 302.598.0896 or davecunn@gmail.com or visit their website at www.vitalowcountry.org.

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