Free Tax Return Preparation!

Have your tax return prepared for free at selected locations in North Carolina. Don't forget to ask if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Child Tax Credit. Tax return preparation is available in person or using a new TAP-RC virtual preparation service.

Here are the locations for free tax return preparation in person:

  • Legal Aid of North Carolina's Durham Office (Durham County)
    201 West Main Street, Suite 400, Durham, NC 27701 (Map It)

  • Town Hall of Dobbins Heights (Richmond County)
    172 Earle Franklin Road, Hamlet, NC 28345 (Map It)

  • Tyrrell County Community Development Corp. (Tyrrell and Hyde counties)
    604 Main St Columbia, NC 27925 (Map It)

  • Belhaven Senior Center (Beaufort County)
    274 East Main Street, Belhaven, NC 27810 (Map It)

  • New Life Community Development Corp. (Washington County)
    103 East Water Street, Plymouth, NC 27962 (Map It)

  • Roxboro Housing Authority (Person County)
    500 Mount Bethel Church St, Roxboro, NC 27573 (Map It)

Here are the locations for the TAP-RC virtual tax return preparation service:

  • D.F.Walker HS Alumni Assoc., Edenton, NC (Chowan County)

  • Northeastern CDC, Camden, NC (Camden County)

  • Roxboro Housing Authority, Roxboro, NC (Person County)

  • Tyrrell County CDC, Columbia, NC (Tyrrell & Hyde counties)

Click here to find out how TAP-RC works.

Call 1-800-331-7594 for more information, or call one of the locations listed above.

If these locations are not near you, call the IRS at 1-800-906-9887 for the VITA site nearest you.

If you owe state taxes in North Carolina, click here for information that may help you.

Want to File Your Own Taxes?
You may be eligible to file your federal and state tax returns online FREE if your income is less than $57,000.  Follow the instructions below to access this service:

  Step One:
 Go to and create a user


  Step Two:  Follow the prompts on the screen to complete your return in the
   software.  You will learn if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax
  Credit (EITC)
and other credits.  If this is your first time to file online, use the
  tips in the Get Organized section.

  Step Three:  Find out about other resources that will help you manage your
  finances and build a better future for your family. 

My Free Taxes Logo This is a service of the Tax Assistance Project of Legal Aid of North Carolina in partnership with One Economy Corporation and Wal-Mart. 


The materials on this website are for information and educational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Please note that Legal Aid of North Carolina does not provide legal assistance by email. Contact your Legal Aid of North Carolina office or a private attorney if you need to speak to an attorney regarding your particular situation. See our complete disclaimer.

Mission Statement

Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity.


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