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Free Tax Assistance at the Library

Beaufort County, SC - 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 $60,000 annually or less, differently-abled persons, persons 60 and older, and limited English-speaking persons. Further details about VITA services is available at To volunteer or obtain more information, contact Volunteer Program Coordinator Sherry Halphen at or call 843-837-2000.

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

Lobeco Library, 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco

Saturdays (February 4 – April 15)

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

St. Helena Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena

Wednesdays (February 1- April 12)

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

Beaufort Library, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort

Mondays & Thursdays (February 6- April 13)

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed: February 20

Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton

Open February 6 – April 10

Mondays | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturdays | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (February 25, March 11, March 25, April 8 by appointment only, call 251-616-0551 or email

Closed: February 20

AARP Tax Aide Foundation

Volunteers with the AARP Tax-Aide Foundation program are providing tax preparation and e-filing service to local Beaufort County residents at the Bluffton and Hilton Head branch libraries.

Bluffton Branch Library

​Appointments are required and must be scheduled online. Appointment times will be scheduled on Wednesdays from 9:00am – 6:00pm starting February 1. For questions, contact 843-580-6321.

Hilton Head Branch Library

​Walk-ins are welcome every Tuesday from 9:30am – 6:00pm, starting Tuesday, 2/7/23 and will continue through Tuesday, April 11. For questions, contact 843-564-8449.

Visit AARP Tax-Aide for further information.

For details regarding tax help at the library, please visit the Library’s Tax Help page at

For more information regarding BCL programs and events, please contact Theresa Furbish, Programs and Events Librarian, at 843-255-6442 or

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