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Free VITA Tax Preparation Service


Charleston Trident Urban League 843-579-7577

Free VITA tax preparation offered as a service of the Charleston Trident Urban League.

The Charleston Trident Urban League's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other local agencies, provides free tax preparation and assistance for low to moderate-income individuals and families. 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. 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 2012 was $55,000 or less, you qualify for free federal and state income tax services.

MUSC has partnered with VITA to offer on-campus tax preparation appointments for MUSC employees who qualify for it. Tax preparation is available by appointment only. Eligible employees can schedule an appointment by either visiting the MUHA Human Resources office located at 163 Rutledge Avenue, Suite 200 or by calling the Benefits Desk at 792-0826. All and any questions relating to this program should be directed to the VITA program at 843-579-7577 or visit for more information.

VITA appointments are available every Friday from February 8 through April 12 in half-hour sessions beginning at 10:00am and ending at 3:30pm.
Friday, February 8 BSB Room 345
Friday, February 15 BSB Room 345
Friday, February 22 BSB Room 345
Friday, March 1 BSB Room 345
Friday, March 8 BSB Room 451
Friday, March 15 BSB Room 345
Friday, March 22 BSB Room 345
Friday, March 29 BSB Room 345
Friday, April 5 BSB Room 345
Friday, April 12 BSB Room 345

VITA appointments are also available at various locations throughout the tri-county area.
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 TIN letters for you and all other persons on your tax return
3) Proof of identity such as a driver's license or other picture ID

Will VITA File My Return?
The VITA volunteers will electronically file your tax return with the IRS and with the state treasury. Or if you prefer, VITA will give you a printed 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.

171 Ashley Avenue · Charleston SC 29425 · (843) 792-2300