We know taxes can be tough, especially for people who aren't sure which deductions they qualify for, whose first language isn’t English, or who have trouble because of their age or a disability. The NC 2-1-1 Asheville Center can connect you to more than 18,000 services throughout the state including financial education and tax preparation assistance.
- Through the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, State Employees Credit Union can help you file a free tax return if you have a 2014 household income of $57,000 or less. Walk-in to any branch of SECU in Buncombe County, drop off your tax information and a volunteer will complete in three business days. The last day to drop off is Friday, April 10. More information can be found on NC 2-1-1's website.
- Four AARP Tax Aide sites are open throughout Buncombe County on a walk-in basis on different days through April 15. Sites are located in Black Mountain, Downtown Asheville, Weaverville and West Asheville. The Council on Aging of Buncombe County is a sponsor of these sites.
- OnTrack WNC will be taking appointments starting February 16 for families with household incomes for 2014 of $53,000 or below.
If you are unable to visit one the sites listed above and have a 2014 household income of $57,000 or less, you can file online for free at MyFreeTaxes.com.