Tax Preparation

Free New Hanover County Tax Return Preparation and Submitting

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – Starting Monday, February 1st, residents will be able to receive free tax preparation and filing by a trained and IRS-certified agent through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax programs.

These free programs will be offered this year as a dispensing service to limit personal contact. They are available from February 1st to April 9th ​​for all residents regardless of age at the following locations:

Senior Resource Center: 2222 S. College Road, Wilmington

  • Operating days: Monday to Friday only after the deadline
  • Dates available: 9-11 a.m. and 3-4 a.m.
  • To book an appointment at this location, call 910-798-6416.

NHC Main Library: 201 Chestnut Street, Wilmington (appointments at this location begin February 12)

  • Operating days: Monday to Friday only after the deadline
  • Dates available: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • To book an appointment at this location, call 910-742-0814.

Carolina Beach Location: 300 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach

  • Operating days and hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Saturday from 2 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Appointments are not required; This is a walk-in drop-off point and form packs for this location are only available at this site.

“Due to the precautions taken for COVID-19, we will not be offering face-to-face appointments,” said Amber Smith, Senior Resource Center Director. “Instead, residents have to call to schedule an appointment and receive instructions on where to collect the required forms. You will then hand in your tax documents with the required documents at the time of your scheduled appointment. Our tax advisors will contact you as they fill out the tax return. As soon as these are filled in, everything can be picked up again. It will be a slightly different process, but it allows us to continue this important ministry to the community while protecting the public and our volunteers. “

For more information, including program restrictions and allowances, visit the Senior Resource Center website or call (910) 798-6406.

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