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via Matthew Jansen of the University Library SPA Forum:

If you haven’t already gotten around to it, tax season is well upon us.  Because April 15th falls on a Sunday this year and the following day is a federal holiday (Emancipation Day), you have until Tuesday, April 17th to complete your filing, but don’t let it creep up on you!  Beyond the traditional tax preparers and filing paper forms yourself, consider using one of these low-price or FREE services to help you through the process:


If you prefer in-person assistance:

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance):

-NC State Employee’s Credit Union Tax Preparation (VITA):

-Household income < $50,000: FREE Federal and state filing
-Household income > $50,000: $75

-NOTE: SECU also offers a 15% discount on TurboTax at the bottom of the above linked page

*There are many other participants in the national VITA program run by the IRS.  To learn more and find other locations near you visit:,,id=107626,00.html


If you prefer the convenience of filing online:

e-File: (IRS), (NC)

-FREE  filing available from a variety of third-party providers (e.g. TurboTax) if your income is less than $57,000

-FREE Federal fillable forms from the IRS to expedite filing taxes yourself, regardless of your income

-Full list of providers:

North Carolina:


Prefer the traditional paper filings?

-Download and print forms:
-Federal Forms:

-NC Forms:
-You can pick up physical forms (Federal only) at the Chapel Hill Public Library


Lost or misplaced your W-2?

You can get a replacement W-2 from the University Administration Office on Airport Drive.  Contact Payroll Services at or 962-0047.


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