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VITA in Awendaw  is committed  to providing free, high quality tax preparation to individuals and families changing from the traditional model to one of HOPE, opening pathways to new opportunities for faster tax refunds, financial 101 literacy classes, and investing in your future.

You MUST meet some basic guidelines to use the VITA or TCE programs:

  •  VITA provides free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to taxpayers who generally earned $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and taxpayers with limited English proficiency who need assistance with preparing their own returns.
  • The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers FREE tax help to individuals who are age 60 or older. Where a joint return is involved, only one spouse need satisfy the 60 year age requirement.

Gather your paperwork and information to bring to a VITA or TCE Volunteer Site (s)

If you’re married and filing a joint tax return, both spouses must be present during the tax return preparation. Before visiting a VITA or TCE site, you should gather certain documents, including:

  • Government issued photo identification for yourself and your spouse (if married);
  •  Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number documents for you, your spouse, and/or dependents;
  •  Birth dates for everyone who’ll be listed on your tax return; 
  • Wage and income statements – commonly called IRS Form W-2 and IRS Form 1099;
  • Information for other income even if you did not receive an IRS Form W2 or IRS Form 1099;
  •  A copy of last year’s federal income tax return;
  •  Letter 6419 (English/Spanish) – Advance Child Tax Credit Payments;
  •  Forms 1095-A, B or C (Affordable Care Act Statements);
  •  Notice 1444-C, Your 2021 Economic Impact Payment; 
  • For direct deposit of refund, proof of account and bank’s routing number; and
Information to claim deductions, such as:
  • Daycare provider information – name, tax identification number, total amount paid;
  •  Charitable contributions;
  • Health care information – IRS Form 1095-A, B, or C, and out-of-pocket expenses,
  • Home mortgage interest paid, and
  • Real estate taxes paid

If you QUALIFY your next step is to schedule your appointment at one of our Dropoff Sites near you  to drop-off with one of Awendaw Regional Outreach Center VITA/TCE Volunteers'.


1.  Awendaw Regional Outreach Center  

     842 Simmons Hill Road |  Awendaw, SC 29429

2. Charleston County Library-McClellanville

     222 Barker Street| McClellanville, SC 29458


3. Mathis Ferry Road Library 

      1133 Mathis Ferry Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

4. Charleston County Library- Wando

      1400 Carolina Park Blvd | Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

5. Berkeley Library- Jamestown 

     Highway 41 |  Jamestown, SC 29453

6.  Berkeley County Library- Hanahan      

      1216 Old Murray Ct | Hanahan, SC 29410

 7.  Berkeley County Library-Goose Creek                         

325 Old Moncks Corner Road | Goose Creek, SC 29445



VITA/TCE Schedule Appointment​

Schedule Your Appointment  


The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $58,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.  IT's FREE


In order to qualify for this program, you must:

* Earn moderate income or less; or

* Be disabled; or

* Not speak English well; or

* Be a senior citizen


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VITA Intake form ENGLISH

Form 13614-C

VITA Intake form SPANISH

Form 13614-C

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VITA Virtual Consent Form ENGLISH

VITA Virtual Consent Form SPANISH

Form 14446sp

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Awendaw Regional Outreach Center

Founded as a community organization for literacy and job training efforts in 2010. Awendaw Regional Outreach Center (AROC) has since grown into a permanent resource for the See Wee to Santee communities for our core services areas of education, job training, affordable healthcare through the Healthcare Marketplace. Individuals, family receives, counseling, and educational opportunities like financial literacy classes, computer skills training, job readiness workshops. These services are all enhanced through personal interaction with staff who provide individualized support for  individuals, ongoing case management, and emphasize accountability and achievement.


To improve the health, educational attainment, human welfare of at-risk youth, young adult, and family through literacy programming

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