Senior Resource Center offers Free Tax Preparation

Posted January 19, 2017 at 10:03 am     Category: News ReleaseSenior Resource Center

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Beginning February 1 and running through April 18, New Hanover County residents can come to the county’s Senior Resource Center for free tax preparation and filing by a trained and IRS-certified volunteer.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) service is available to low-and moderate-income taxpayers with a focus on those 60 and older. The Senior Resource Center also helps to coordinate two additional tax preparation locations in Carolina Beach and at the downtown Library.

“We have around 50 certified tax preparers across our three locations that can answer questions and prepare personal income taxes,” said Maya Davis, Senior Resource Center’s program manager. “Last year, this program assisted taxpayers with 1,620 federal and state returns. It is a great resource for our community.”

There are no pre-scheduled appointments and tax preparers do not have telephone access; but individuals can sign up, in person, for a timeslot beginning at 8 a.m. each morning. After signing up, individuals can leave and return 20 minutes before their scheduled time.

Below are the tax assistance locations in New Hanover County:

  • New Hanover County Senior Resource Center (2222 S. College Road)
    • Hours: Mon., Wed. & Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m
  • New Hanover County Main Library (201 Chestnut Street)
    • Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m
  • Town of Carolina Beach (300 Cape Fear Blvd.)
    • Hours: Mon.-Thurs., noon-4 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-noon

Visit the Senior Resource Center website for more information, including a list of documents taxpayers will need to file returns. Or call the Senior Resource Center at 910-798-6400.

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Release Contact:
Jessica Loeper
Communications & Outreach Coordinator
910-798-7461

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