Tax Forms and Assistance


Schedule of Tax Help at the Anderson County Library

Free tax help will be offered February 1 through April 12 at the following library locations:

Main Library Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with VITA. Call 211 for an appointment. No walk-ins.
  Mondays, 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with AARP
  Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with AARP
Belton Library Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with VITA. Call 211 for an appointment. No walk-ins.
 

Other tax help locations:

  • AARP: Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Computer Medic, 1615 N. Main St., Anderson.
  • VITA: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Williamston Town Hall, 12 W. Main St., Williamston.
  • VITA: Pendleton Town Hall, 310 Greenville St. Call 646-9409 for dates, times and appointments.

For all locations, please bring:

  • Picture ID
  • Social Security cards for all family members listed on the return
  • Proof of all income (such as W-2, 1099 MISC, 1099 INT, 1099 DIV, Social Security benefit statements, unemployment insurance)
  • Receipts for any deductions you plan to claim (such as property taxes, mortgage interest, education expenses, daycare expenses)
  • Copy of last year’s return
  • Bank routing and account numbers, for direct deposit of refunds

Please note:

  • If you file “Married Filing Jointly,” you and your spouse together count as one filer. Both spouses must be present to sign a joint return. If your spouse is unable to be with you, you will need to bring a power of attorney form or notarized letter in order to sign his or her name on the return.
  • The volunteers are not able to prepare returns for people with foreclosures or who are enrolled in mortgage relief programs.

Tax Resources

Guide to the Best Online Tax Software (provided by Reviews.com)

Electronic Federal Tax Payment System EFTPS, the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, is a tax payment system provided free by the U.S. Department of Treasury. Pay federal taxes electronically via the Internet or phone 24/7.

Electronic Filing PIN Request To e-file your current tax return or other electronic forms, you must electronically sign them with your Self-Select PIN or Adjusted Gross Income from your previous year tax return. If you can’t provide the necessary information from your 2009 tax return, you can request an Electronic Filing PIN.

Free File The Free File program provides free federal income tax preparation and electronic filing for eligible taxpayers through a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service and the Free File Alliance LLC, a group of private sector tax software companies. Many companies offer free or paid state tax preparation and efiling services. Some companies may not offer state tax preparation and e-file services for all states.

IRS Withholding Calculator Use the Withholding Calculator to help you determine whether you need to give your employer a new Form W-4 (Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate) to avoid having too much or too little Federal income tax withheld from your pay. You can use your results from the calculator to help fill out the form.

Online Payment Agreement Application You can avoid unnecessary penalties and interest by paying your taxes in full and on time. This application will allow you or your authorized representative (Power of Attorney) to apply for an installment agreement if you cannot pay your taxes in full.

Where’s My Refund? Use this online tool to check the status of your refund. You can generally get information about your refund 72 hours after IRS acknowledges receipt of your e-filed return, or three to four weeks after mailing a paper return. Please Note: You’ll need to provide your Social Security Number (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number), your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund in order to utilize this tool.