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Dorchester County Partners with SC Thrive to Offer Free Tax-Filing

Post Date:02/06/2019 3:30 PM

Dorchester County is proud to partner with SC Thrive to offer residents free in-person tax filing service.

SC Thrive offers free tax-filing services for residents who make less than $65,000 annually or married couples who make less than $95,000 combined and file jointly.

Residents who meet the above criteria that would like to take advantage of this opportunity can walk-in to one of the below locations to receive tax-filing assistance

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday, February 11, 2019
Dorchester County - Clemson Extension
201 Johnston Street, St. George

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Friday, February 15, 2019
Summerville County Council Chambers
500 N. Main Street, Summerville (Cedar St. entrance)

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Friday, April 12, 2019
Summerville County Council Chambers
500 N. Main Street, Summerville (Cedar St. entrance)

Required Information and Documents

To properly file, residents wishing to take advantage of this opportunity should bring the following applicable items/information with them to one of the above sessions:

Personal Information for the taxpayer(s) and dependents.

  • Home Address and phone number
  • Social Security Number(s)
  • Birth Date(s)
  • Bank Account and routing numbers (for direct deposit) 

Federal Return Forms

  • Previous year’s tax return (Federal Form 1040)

Income Documents

  • Earned Income (W-2, 1099-MISC)
  • Retirement Income (1099-R, SSA-1099, RRB-1099, CSA- or CF-1099-R)
  • Investment Income (1099-INT, 1099-DIV)
  • Miscellaneous Income (1099-G, W-2G, Alimony payments, 1099-C, 1099-SSA)

Health Coverage Documents

  • Marketplace Coverage (1095-A)
  • Employer Coverage (1095-B, 1095-C)

Expense Records

  • Child & Dependent Care
  • Employment & Business
  • Contributions to Health Savings Accounts
  • Medical & Dental Expenses
  • Records related to the home (1098 and Mortgage Credit Certificate)
  • Education expenses (1098-T and Form 1098-E)
  • Charitable Contributions
  • Disaster and Theft Losses
  • Miscellaneous (alimony payments, gambling losses, penalties for early withdrawals)

File Online

Residents who are unable to attend one of the above sessions can file online via the Benefit Bank of South Carolina at no cost. To file and/or for more information visit

For more information about one of the above in-person filing opportunities, residents are asked to contact Ms. Essence Wolfe with the Dorchester County Human Resources Department at (843) 563-0333.