NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Beginning on Monday, January 31, residents can receive free tax preparation and filing by a trained and IRS-certified volunteer through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax programs.
These free programs will be operating as a drop-off service this year, to limit in-person contact, and will be available through April 8 for all residents, regardless of age, at the following locations:
Senior Resource Center: 2222 S College Road, Wilmington
NHC Downtown Library: 201 Chestnut Street, Wilmington
Carolina Beach Community Center: 300 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach
“Due to COVID-19 precautions, we will not be offering any in-person appointments,” said Senior Resource Center Director Amber Smith. “Instead, residents can call to make a telephone appointment or, new this year, they can make a reservation online for the Senior Resource Center site and receive instructions on where to pick up the required forms. They will then drop off their tax paperwork with the required documentation at the time of their scheduled appointment. Our tax preparers will be in touch while they complete the tax return and then once complete, everything can be picked back up. Like last year’s process this will allow us to continue this important service for the community while also keeping the public and our volunteers safe.”
For more information, including program restrictions and allowances, visit the Senior Resource Center website.