Trident United Way offers free tax filing help

VIDEO: Free help available for filing your taxes

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Trident United Way is offering to help people file their federal and state income tax returns.

The organization has sites set up throughout the Tri-County area. Families earning less than $95,000 are eligible for the help.

The deadline to file your income tax is April 15, which means you have about six weeks.

But there are several reasons to file your tax return sooner rather than later. The most obvious reason is you'll get your money right away.

If you have college students, it may help with financial aid. Filing earlier may also help you lessen your odds of becoming a victim of identity theft.

Finally, the earlier you complete your tax forms, the more time you have to catch any potentially costly mistakes before you actually file.

You can call 211 for information or visit this page for a list of the free sites in the Lowcountry: Trident United Way tax help

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