Free Tax Assistance at the Library


The Beaufort County Library is pleased to continue the long-standing tradition of hosting free tax preparation assistance to Beaufort County citizens provided by Lowcountry Area VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program

In collaboration with the Beaufort County Human Services Alliance, United Way of the Lowcountry, Inc., the Lowcountry Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to persons generally earning $66,000 annually or less, differently-abled persons, persons 60 and older, and limited English-speaking persons. Further details about VITA services is available at www.vitalowcountry.org. To volunteer or obtain more information, contact Volunteer Program Coordinator Sherry Halphen at lowcountryvitacoalition@gmail.com or call 843-837-2000.


VITA tax assistance will be available at the following library locations:


Lobeco Library

1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco

Saturdays (February 5 – April 9)

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


St. Helena Library

6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena

Wednesdays (February 2- April 13)

12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Beaufort Library

311 Scott Street, Beaufort

Mondays & Thursdays (February 7- April 14)

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed: February 21


Bluffton Library

120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton

Mondays (February 7- April 11)

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturdays are appointment only, call 251-616-0551 or email blufftonvita@gmail.com

Saturday, February 19 | 11am – 3pm

Saturday, February 26 | 11am – 3pm

Saturday, March 12 | 11am – 3pm

Saturday, March 26 | 11am – 3pm

Saturday, April 2 | 11am – 3pm

Closed: February 21


AARP Tax Aide Foundation

Volunteers with the AARP Tax Aide Foundation program are providing tax preparation and e-filing service to local residents at the Bluffton Branch Library (120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton) on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (starting February 2nd). Due to their efforts to minimize contact, appointments are required and no “walk ins” will be accepted. All appointments are to be scheduled online. Registration for appointments opens January 24, 2022. For more information about AARP volunteer tax service and tax return limitations, call 843-603-1632 or email schhaarptaxaide@yahoo.com.


Visit the Library's Tax Help page for more information.

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