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Free, Local Tax Assistance

January 2024: 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 and AARP Tax-Aide Foundation. 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

In collaboration with the Beaufort County Human Services Alliance, and United Way of the Lowcountry, Inc., the Lowcountry Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers FREE tax help to people who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns in Beaufort, Jasper, Colleton, and Bamberg counties, including:

  • Individuals who generally make $63,398; or less

  • Individuals with disabilities

  • Non-English speaking taxpayers

  • Those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors​

View local VITA Tax Help (English & Spanish)

Includes details about VITA services, tax help locations, and information on what to bring to your appointment. To volunteer or obtain more information, contact Volunteer Program Coordinator Sherry Halphen at or call 843-321-9071.

AARP Tax-Aide

Volunteers with the AARP Tax-Aide Foundation program are providing tax preparation and e-filing services to local Beaufort County residents.

Hilton Head Branch Library

For questions, contact 843-410-9516 or email


Bluffton Branch Library

​For questions, contact 843-580-6321

Tax Help
Find times, dates, and locations for free, local tax help.

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