Free Tax Assistance

1040 and w-2 papers

United Way of Pickens County's free tax preparation service provides high-quality tax preparation services to individuals and families, to ensure hard-working people get every dollar they deserve.

Find the option that's right for you!

You can do your own taxes yourself online, or sign up for an appointment to receive free, in-person assistance by an IRS certified and trained volunteer.

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Get In-Person Help with Free File

If you have an annual household income of $60,000 or less, call United Way at 864-850-7094 x131 to make an appointment to have your taxes prepared in-person by trained, IRS certified volunteers through United Way's Free File program.

What to bring to your appointment

Click here to see a list of everything you need to bring with you to your appointment.



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Do It Yourself with

United Way's allows taxpayers earning $79,000 or less annually to prepare their returns using a simple step-by-step process that includes free telephone, email, and online chat support from IRS certified specialists.

Guide to Filing Your Own Taxes

Need help? Chose the guide that is right for you!

How-To Guide for US Residents to complete your own taxes.

How-To Guide for International Students to complete your own taxes.


Free Tax Problem Solving Day

Have a tax problem you haven't been able to resolve with the IRS? Join us June 20 for Problem Solving Day!

  • Thursday, June 20, 2024
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library, 304 Biltmore Rd., Easley

The Taxpayer Advocate Service will be available to assist taxpayers with unresolved IRS tax problems for free for those who are:

  • Experiencing a financial hardship or having financial difficulties because of a tax problem;
  • Trying, but haven't been able to resolve an IRS tax problem; or
  • Believing an IRS system or procedure isn't working.

Problem Solving Day partner SC Legal Services Low Income Taxpayer Clinic represents low income individuals in disputes with the IRS including audits, appeals, collection matters, and federal tax litigation.

Trained VITA volunteers will also be available to prepare income tax returns and e-file them for free for those with a household income of $60,000 or less.

Download the flyer or visit for more information.


Download the Problem Solving Day flyer

Be a Hero: Volunteer!

Free File Volunteers are essential to providing this free tax filing service! Click here to learn more about this vital opportunity.