Free Assistance with Filing Taxes

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Free tax filing assistance through Trident United Way and SC Thrive

IRS tax filing opens January 29!

Trident United Way and SC Thrive have worked together for more than a decade to provide free tax filing assistance. In addition to online self-service filing, there are several tax assistance sites across the Tri-County, supported by 12 partner organizations.

You may qualify for tax filing assistance at no cost if you have an adjusted gross income of $79,000, regardless of filing status.

Whether you want to reduce debt, establish a rainy day fund, buy a home or save for college or retirement, tax counselors and SC Thrive partners can connect you to free credit counseling and debt management assistance tools. 

Self-Serve Free Online Tax Filing Tools

Self-service filing is available through Thrive Hub. If you need additional assistance in filing your taxes you may call one of our Resource Connection Centers to schedule an appointment with a tax counselor.

Trident United Way Resource Connection Centers

Please call the center directly to make an appointment. 

Resource Connection Centers are open Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:00pm.

Please note:

  • You must make an appointment for tax filing assistance.

  • Please bring all necessary tax documents to your appointment.

  • Only the individual or individuals filing jointly can be present for the appointment.

  • Please bring a phone with text capability.

  • We are unable to assist with any back taxes, including 2022.

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VITA Tax Sites

Need Help with back taxes or extensive returns? Please contact VITA at 843-769-8173 Monday-Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm to make an appointment.

The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals.

SCThrive tax filing locations

Please call SCThrive at (800) 726-8774 for additional tax filing locations and to schedule an appointment.

Information needed for tax filing 

  • Adjusted gross income of $79,000, regardless of filing status

  • Last year’s tax return

  • Any income information (W-2, 1099- G Unemployment, 1099-MISC, other 1099s & 1098 forms)

  • A government issued ID

  • Social Security Numbers

  • Deduction and credit information

  • Healthcare coverage information (Form 1095-A, 1095-B, 1095-C, as applicable)

  • Any written correspondence from the IRS

  • TO E-FILE, you must have last year's AGI or PIN (if you do not have the AGI, tax transcripts can be accessed at

  • Phone with text capability

  • RETURNING CLIENTS will need ThriveHub and/or TaxSlayer login and passwords (This information should be on the white envelope provided. If you do not have this information, you can contact SCThrive at (800) 726-8774 or TaxSlayer at (706) 922-6741).