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United Way Offers Free Tax Preparations

Anderson, SC –  The Developing Self-Sufficient Individuals vision council of United Way of Anderson County is partnering with local leaders and churches to expand the availability of free tax preparation services in Anderson County. 

“The demand was so great from last year, that it necessitated opening two new sites, one in Iva and the other in Belton” stated Lora Kline, of United Way who is coordinating the effort. “Last year, people were able to just walk in and have their taxes done, however, due to the overwhelming response; people are now required to make appointments at the Pendleton and Iva Town Hall sites.” To have your taxes done at the Anderson County Library, you need to call 211 to make your appointment. If you need an appointment in Belton, you should contact Lora at the United Way office at 226-3438. “United Way greatly appreciates the host sites opening their doors to allow this service to be offered in Anderson”, states Kline.

VITA – which stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance – is sponsored by the IRS, and run by local communities wishing to provide the service to local residents.  VITA volunteers can help prepare IRS forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. Preparation of other schedules will not be available at the VITA sites.


1.    Picture ID.

2.    Social Security cards for everyone listed on your return.

3.    All income documents such as W-2’s, 1099’s, Social Security Statements, etc.

4.    All documentation of deductible expenses such as higher education expenses, property taxes paid, daycare expenses (include provider’s name/address/tax ID #).

5.    Your 2009 tax returns (Federal and State).

6.    A blank check with bank routing and account numbers for Direct Deposit of refunds.

If you are filing a joint return, both spouses must be present to sign required forms. If you have an appointment, please arrive 15 minutes early to complete required paperwork.

The schedule for the VITA sites are as follows:


  • Anderson County Library


  • Pendleton Town Hall



  • Pendleton Town Hall


  • Iva Town Hall



  • Anderson County Library



  • Iva Town Hall



  • Anderson County Adult Education


  • Iva Town Hall



  • Anderson County Library


A new site has being established at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Belton. Contact Lora at 226-3438 for details on days and hours of operation.


All sites will open effective February 1, 2011, unless otherwise noted, and close effective April 15, 2011.


For more information please contact Lora Kline at United Way of Anderson County at (864) 226-3438 or email

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