Free VITA Summer Tax Prep

Free Summer Tax Prep Available for Lowcountry Residents Who Missed Deadline

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is offering a free summer tax preparation program for qualifying residents of Beaufort and Jasper counties who missed the traditional tax filing deadline.

This program – a collaboration between the IRS, Beaufort County Human Services Alliance, and United Way of the Lowcountry (UWLC) – is designed to assist low-income individuals and families, non-English speaking taxpayers, people with disabilities, and seniors (age 60+) in accurately and efficiently filing their federal and state tax returns.

“We understand that filing taxes can be overwhelming, especially for those who have limited resources,” says Sherry Halphen, United Way Volunteer and VITA Program Coordinator. “Our summer tax prepartion program allows residents to receive free assistance from IRS-certified volunteers, ensuring they receive every deduction and credit they deserve.”

Program Details:

  • What: Free tax preparation assistance by IRS-certified VITA volunteers.
  • When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22 and September 26.
  • Where: United Way of the Lowcountry Bluffton Office (10 Buckingham Plantation Dr., Suite D, Bluffton, SC 29910)
  • Appointments Required: Call 843.321.9071 or email
  • Visit for eligibility requirements and a list of documents to bring with you to your appointment.

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