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2014 Tax Season Countdown - Need Tax Help?

Taxpayers have until Tuesday, April 15, 2014, to file their taxes and pay any taxes due. That's just 1 week away.

Richland Library offers the following services that you may find helpful: access to tax forms (if you need special forms, such as the various Schedule forms, that we do not have on hand, we will print those out as a courtesy to customers), helpful books, and free computer and internet access.

If you need more hands on help completing your taxes you may want to take advantage of VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, which the Cooperative Ministry and the United Way have partnered together to offer throughout the Midlands. “VITA is a program offering free tax preparation for Midlands’ residents with a household income of less than $50,000.” (Source: Cooperative Ministry). 2014 VITA locations and times,which can be found on the Cooperative Ministry's website which is linked here, are listed below. Please be sure to check the Cooperative Ministry's website for any changes in locations dates and time.

VITA Location Availability (Cooperative Ministry):

  • Lexington One Stop, 201 Duffie Rd., Lexington SC 29072, Mondays and Wednesday, 12pm - 4pm
  • YMCA, 1420 Sumter St., Columbia SC 29201, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 pm - 7 pm
  • Midlands CDC, 2430 Atlas Rd., Columbia SC 29209, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 pm - 8pm
  • North Star Christian Center, 817 Longtown Rd., Columbia SC 29229 Tuesdays, 7 pm - 9pm
  • Hyatt Park, 917 Jackson Ave., Columbia SC 29203, Saturdays, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm, (Closed April 12)
  • The Cooperative Ministry, 3821 W. Beltline Blvd., Columbia SC 29204, Mondays, Wednesdsay and Fridays, 12pm - 4pm
  • Cecil Tillis Community Center, 2111 Simpkins Lane, Columbia SC 29204, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 5 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Lexington Baptist Church, 308 E Main St., Lexington SC 29072, Fridays, 10 am - 2 pm
  • Fairfield Workforce Center, 400 S. Congress St., Winnsboro SC 29180, Thursdays, 5:15 pm - 7pm
  • Newberry Literacy Council, 1121 Caldwell St., Newberry SC 29108, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays, 10 am - 3pm
  • SC Works Columbia, 700 Taylor St., Columbia SC 29201, Thursdays, 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Goodwill Columbia, 555 St Andrews Rd., Columbia SC 29210, Mondays 2 pm -4 pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9 am - 12pm
  • The Hub Learning Center, 1234 St Andrews Rd., Columbia SC 29210, Thursdays, 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Batesburg-Leesville Library, 203 Armory St, Batesburg SC 29006, Wednesdays, 12 pm -4 pm
  • And keep in mind that you can always check the IRS website (irs.gov) if you need to print a last minute form or need access to instructions. The IRS has many helpful resources at their website as well. See the links below.


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