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601 E. 5th Street Suite 220
Charlotte, NC, 28202
Phone: 704.943.9490
Toll Free: 800.977.1969
Overcoming Obstacles toward self-sufficiency

Authorized IRS E-File Provider

2014 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Free Tax Preparation for our Workforce

Final Filing Date: April 15, 2014

Welcome and thanks for visiting about Community Link's free tax preparation and e-filing, a service of our Financial Literacy program. Read on to find out if you are eligible, walk-in times, and our locations! Appointments no longer available.


Click here to donate to support VITA
Click here to check on your refund status

Income guidelines

  • $52,000 and less household income (VITA Sites)                    
  • $72,000 and less household income, please visit AARP/TCE information at the bottom of this page.

IRS Requires You Have the Following

  • Taxpayer’s proof of identity for single returns and both parties if married and filing jointly (if married, filing jointly, it's recommended that both spouses are present)
  • Social Security cards or SSA-1099 statement and/or ITIN notices/ cards for you, your spouse and all dependents listed on the return
  • All forms, W-2, or 1098 and 1099
  • Documentation for other income
  • Identification number for child care provider
  • Documentations for deductions/credits
  • Interest statements of bank accounts, mortgages, 401k, etc.
  • Account and routing numbers of your financial institution (for direct deposit of any refund)

Optional helpful items and information

  • A copy of last year’s tax return

Reloadable bank debit cards for direct deposit will be offered! A copy of your ID and Social Security Card is required.

Download this information.

View Community Link and AARP Free Tax Preparation Sites in a larger map

VITA Sites

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library- Main 310 N Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 By appointment (Walk-in’s if time permits): Tues. & Thurs. 3pm-6pm, Additional Hours: 12pm-2 Jan., Feb., April: Tues. & Thurs. and Sat. Walk-in’s only 10am-2pm

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Beatties Ford Road Regional 2412 Beatties Ford Road Charlotte, NC 28216 By appointment Tues. 3pm- 7pm Walk-in’s only Sat. 10am- 2pm

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Sugar Creek Branch 4045 North Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28206 By appointment Wed. 4pm-7pm and Sat. Walk-in’s only 10am - 2pm Last day 4/12/14

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library West Boulevard Branch 2157 West Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28208 By appointment Mon. 4pm- 7pm Last day 4/14/14

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont 2122 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208 By appointment Tues., Wed., & Thurs. 6pm-9pm and Walk-in’s Sat. 9am-2pm

Latin American Coalition 4938 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205 Walk-in’s Tues. and Thurs. 6:00pm-9:00pm and Sat 10am-2pm

Nations Ford Community Church 7410 Nations Ford Road, Charlotte NC 28217
Walk-in’s Sat. 10am -2pm Last day 4/12/14

NC Division of Workforce Solutions 5601 Executive Center Drive, #100 Charlotte, NC 28212 By appointment (Walk-in's as time permits) Tues., Wed. and Fri. 10am-4pm Last day 4/11/14

St. Paul Baptist Church 1401 Allen Street, Charlotte NC 28205
By appointment - Tues. and Thurs. 6pm- 8pm

Last day = April 10.


Appointments no longer available.

Walk-ins are on a first-come, first serve basis.

Cut off will be determined when all available slots are filled for the day.

AARP/TCE Sites (for income of $72,000 or less)

These sites specialize in assisting seniors, but are not limited to those returns. For site information and appointment scheduling, download our flyer.

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