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Free Tax Assistance services for Harnett County residents, begin February 8, 2024

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Free Tax Assistance services for Harnett County residents, begin February 8, 2024

Free tax services are available from February 8 through April 4

Harnett County Public Library in partnership with Campbell University School of Business, will provide free tax return services to Harnett County residents beginning on Thursday, February 8, 2024.

Harnett County residents will have the opportunity to get their tax returns prepared on Thursdays, from February 8 through February 29 and March 14 through April 4. Tax assistance will not be offered on March 7.

“The Harnett County Public Library is excited about this collaboration with Campbell University to bring this valuable resource to the community. As a part of our ongoing commitment to support our patrons, this initiative aims to make the often-daunting task of tax filing more accessible and stress-free,” said Angela McCauley, Harnett County Library Director.

Free tax preparations will be available on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Harnett County Resource Center and Library Training room, located at 455 McKinney Parkway in Lillington.

Tax returns will be prepared and filed electronically by volunteers from the Campbell University School of Business Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sanctioned program, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).

Tax assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and no appointments are required. Volunteers will complete the most standard tax returns. 

Those seeking tax preparation services must have a photo ID (and photo ID for the spouse, if applicable), social security card (or ITIN) for each person on the tax return (including dependents), and all taxpayers’ tax forms.

Free Federal tax forms will be available on-site. State tax forms can be obtained by calling the NC Department of Revenue at 1-877-252-3052 or visiting

For more information, contact Harnett County Public Library at 910-893-3446 or visit

Free income tax preparation and electronic filing will also be available at the following locations:

  • Coats Senior Center every Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call the senior center at 910-897-4616 to schedule an appointment. Address: 214 E. Park Street, Coats, NC.
  • Erwin Library on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call the Harnett County Division on Aging at 910-893-7578 for appointments. Address: 110 West F Street, Erwin, NC. 
  • First Baptist Church in Smithfield on Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. Call Eric Benson at 910-891-4004 for appointments. Address: 202 South 4th street, Smithfield, NC. 

All volunteer preparers are IRS certified. Most tax returns will be done while you wait. Be prepared to spend about one hour while your return is prepared.

Harnett County is one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina with approximately 140,000 residents. Harnett's tagline of "Strong Roots, New Growth," describes a county in transition, one that values its rural agricultural heritage while also embracing new growth and industry. Harnett County is optimally located just between North Carolina's capital city of Raleigh and the internationally recognized Research Triangle Park to the north, and the nation's largest military installation in Fort Liberty to the south. 

For more information, contact Community Relations Director, Desiree Patrick at or 910-893-7555.

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