Available thanks to Levi Pearson Scholarship Fund & VITA program
The Levi Pearson Scholarship Fund is offering free tax help a t the Harvin Clarendon County
Library, located at 215 N. Brooks, Manning, on Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00
p.m. And Clarendon County NAACP Branch Office, located at 21 Railroad Avenue,
Summerton, on Mondays from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The service is courtesy of the IRS’s
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The VITA program provides free basic
income tax return preparation to qualified individuals in local communities. IRS-certified
volunteers are on hand to inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify,
such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly.
“Our site generally helps people whose incomes are $56,000 or less prepare their federal and
South Carolina income tax returns and provide free electronic filing,” said Beverly Dingle, Site
Coordinator at the Manning VITA Tax Center. “Due to Covid-19, tax documents can be dropped
off to be prepared. Clients will be contacted for pickup once taxes have been completed.”
To have a return prepared by a volunteer, individuals must bring valid photo identification and
Social Security Cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) for themselves, spouses
and dependents. They should also bring wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and
dividend statements (Forms 1099), a copy of last year’s return, and any other information
concerning their income and expenses for 2019. For joint returns, both spouses must be present
to sign the required forms.
Taxpayers should ensure their Form W-2, Wage Statement(s), will be mailed to the correct
address by their employers to receive it on time. If in doubt, their employer should be contacted.
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