NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover Residents can receive free tax preparation and filing by a trained and IRS-certified volunteer through the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) service will be available January 31 through April 15 for all residents, regardless of age, at the following locations:
Friday, January 31 – Wednesday April 15, 2020
Monday, February 3 – Wednesday, April 15, 2020
“Last year we filed more than 5,000 federal and state returns, totaling more than $2.5 million in refunds for our residents,” said New Hanover County Senior Resource Center Director Amber Smith. “Our certified tax preparer can answer questions and help prepare personal income taxes. The VITA program is a great resource for our community.”
There are no pre-scheduled appointments, but individuals can sign up, in person, for a time slot beginning at 8 a.m. each morning. After signing up, individuals can leave and return 20 minutes before their scheduled time.
Taxpayers should bring the following documents:
The VITA program cannot assist with past year returns or amended returns until March 2020, nor can it assist with rental income, clergy returns, casualty or theft losses or returns with inherited property.
For more information, including program restrictions and allowances, visit the Senior Resource Center website or call 910-798-6406.