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Building a Better Community, One Family at a Time
Charleston Trident Urban League
P.O. Box 20249 Charleston, SC 29413-0249
O: (843) 965-4037 F: (843) 965-4039
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
The CTUL's VITA program, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other local agencies provides free tax preparation and assistance to low to moderate-income individuals and families. By applying personal asset building tools, we are able to assist clients in developing strategies to better manage their financial resources and move toward greater financial independence. The VITA program served nearly 3,000 clients during the 2010-tax season with a total refund amount of more than $2.7 million. If you are interested in more information about the VITA program please click the link below.
VITA FACT SHEET
WHAT IS VITA?
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is an economic stability program that provides free tax preparation and electronic filing services to eligible individuals and families at locations throughout the tri-county area. The purpose of this program is to provide not only free tax preparation and electronic filing services, but to increase awareness of the Earned Income Tax Credit as well as other asset building opportunities available to individuals within our communities?
HOW DO I FIND A VITA TAX SITE?
Call the Free Income Tax Hotline at 843-965-4037.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I QUALIFY?
The VITA program provides FREE income tax services for low to moderate income individuals and families in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties. If your gross income for 2011 was $50,000 or less you qualify for free federal and state income tax services.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?
1) Tax information such as form W-2, 1099 and any other income documents
2) Social Security cards or ITIN letters for you and all other persons on your tax return
3) Proof of identity such as a drivers license or other picture ID
WILL YOU FILE MY RETURN OR DO I DO IT MYSELF?
Our VITA volunteers will e-file (electronically file) your tax return with the IRS & with the state treasury. Or if you prefer, we will give you a print copy to mail to the IRS and your state treasury.
IF I QUALIFY FOR A REFUND MAY I GET DIRECT DEPOSIT?
Yes, if you provide a deposit slip for your bank with the routing number and account number.
Call us at 843-965-4037
First Time Home Buyers Workshop
Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St, Charleston SC
For information and registration please call 843.965.4037
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