Free Tax Preparation in Charlotte NC Claim Earned Income Credit

By | December 29, 2015

If your household income in 2014 was $53,000 or less you could qualify to have your taxes prepared and submitted through the IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.


Who can get free tax returns filed in Charlotte?

Households and individuals with income above $53,000 but less than $72,000 could qualify for free tax preparation at sites run by the AARP. These sites specialize in, but are not limited to, assisting seniors.


Free Tax Preparation in Charlotte, NC Locations

Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County Appointment Line

Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library
– Main Branch
310 N. Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28202
Appointments: Tues & Thurs 3-6; 12-2 Feb only
Walk-ins: Sat 10-2

Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library
– Beatties Ford
2412 Beatties Ford Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
Appointments: Tues & Thurs 3-7
Walk-ins only: Sat 10-2

Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library
– Sugar Creek
4045 North Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28206
Appointments: Mon & Wed 4-7
Walk-ins: Sat 10-2

Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library
-West Boulevard
2157 West Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28208
Appointments: Mon 4-7
Walk-ins: Sat 10-2

St. Paul Baptist Church
1401 Allen St. Charlotte, NC 28205
Appointments: Tues & Thurs 6-8

Goodwill Industries
2122 Freedom Drive Charlotte, NC 28208
Appointments: Tues, Wed & Thurs 6-9
Walk-ins: Sat 9-1

Latin American Coalition
4938 Central Ave. Charlotte, NC 28205
Walk-ins: Tues & Thurs 6-9; Sat 10-2
Se habla español

Nations Ford Community Church
5901 Nations Ford Rd. Charlotte, NC 28217
Walk-ins: Sat 10-2

NC Division of Workforce Solutions
5601 Executive Center Dr #100
Charlotte, NC 28212
Appointments: Tues, Wed & Fri 10-4

NC Division of Workforce Solutions
7140 Forest Point Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28217
Appointments: Tues & Thurs 10-4

Union County

Common Heart
116 Business Park Dr., Ste. A
Indian Trail, NC 28079
By appointment only; 704-684-9007

Gaston County

Job Connection Youth Works
412 S. Broad St. Gastonia, NC 28052
Mon & Thurs, 12-4

Tabernacle Baptist Church
519 West 19th Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052
Mon & Fri, 9am – 12pm

Division of Workforce Solutions
1391 Bessemer City Rd. Gastonia, NC 28052
Mon & Thurs 4:30-7:30; Sat 9-2

Carolina Federal Credit Union
1200 E. Church St. Cherryville, NC 28021
By appointment only; 704-435-0186

Davidson County

Davidson Library West Branch
246 Tyro School Rd.
Lexington, NC 27295
By appointment only; 336-853-4800

Davidson Library Denton Branch
310 W. Salisbury ST.
Denton, NC 27239
By appointment only; 336-859-2215

Davidson Library – Lexington Branch
602 S Main St.
Lexington, NC 27292
Se habla español

Davidson County Rescue Squad
115 West Ninth Ave
Lexington, NC 27292
By appointment only; 336-474-2651
Se habla español

Davidson Library – Thomasville Branch
14 Randolph St
Thomasville, NC 27360
By appointment only; 336-474-2690


IRS Requires You Have the Following for Free Tax Preparation in Charlotte, NC

• Picture ID for both taxpayer and spouse if married filing joint return.
• Married filing Joint Return: both individuals must be present to complete the return
• Social Security cards /or ITIN cards for taxpayer, spouse and dependents listed on the return
• All income statements: W-2, and 1099, 1099-R, S.S. Benefits Statement and other sources
• Identification number for child care provider
• 1098 –T tuition statement for college and technical school students
• Account and routing numbers of your financial institution (for direct deposit of any refund)
• Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care Statements


IRS VITA in Charlotte for Free Tax Preparation

Most sites also offer FREE electronic filing allowing you to get your refund within a few days to a few weeks. Don’t spend hundreds of dollars in fees for filing your tax return or getting an “instant refund” through a refund anticipation loan offered by many private tax preparation sites. Visit a VITA site and take advantage of their free services.

The local office of the North Carolina Department of Revenue has state forms, instructions, and publications, but does not offer federal forms.