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Don't pay to have your taxes prepared in the lowcountry or coastal empire!

Free Tax Assistance in Georgia

The following local organizations are offering free tax assistance. Please follow the links below for more information.

AARP Foundation Volunteers, in partnership with the IRS, will be at specific libraries.

Pick up a package of forms at the library or go to the website below to get forms and information about preparing your return. After completing the forms, bring them to the library along with your ID's and tax forms, and make an appointment to pick up your return.

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Bull Street Library (3rd Floor)

February 1 - April 17, 2023

Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 3 PM

Southwest Chatham Library (2nd Floor Study Rooms)

February 1 - April 17, 2023

Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 3 PM

Hinesville Library (Meeting Room)

February 8 - April 12, 2023

Wednesdays: 10 AM - 3 PM

 Free tax assistance with IRS-certified volunteers through the Neighborhood Improvement Association (NIA).

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Free Tax Assistance in South Carolina

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).

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 here.

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

Saturdays (February 4 – April 15)

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

• St. Helena Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road

Wednesdays (February 1- April 12)

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

• Beaufort Library, 311 Scott Street

Mondays & Thursdays (February 6- April 13)

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed: February 20

• Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way

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

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 a.m. – 6 p.m. starting February 1.
  • For questions, contact 843-580-6321.
  • Hilton Head Branch Library
  • Walk-ins are welcome every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., starting Tuesday, February 7 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.

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