Several groups volunteer to help elderly and low income individuals with tax preparation.
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) was established for families earning less than $50,000 a year and is helped in part by the United Way of the Midlands. United Way has a list of locations on their website. There is also a phone number for more information.
The AARP also offers free assistance and has a locator on their website.
SC Department of Revenue has a list of volunteer assistance locations for several counties in the state.
Local banks and tax-prep companies may also provide free help.
Free preparation of simple returns is available at Walmart stores nationwide and H&R Block is also offering free simple return prep at its storefronts through the end of February.