Chicago's Free Tax Preparation Assistance Program
Eligible individuals and families with children could receive up to $7,589 from the federal and state Earned Income Tax Credit alone, and that's not including other valuable credits. Many Chicagoans may not claim all the income tax credits they deserve without the help of knowledgeable preparers.
Families earning up to $55,000 or individuals earning up to $30,000 are eligible to take advantage of the city's free and confidential income tax assistance at 17 sites across Chicago.
Volunteer tax preparers certified through IRS-approved training will assist eligible tax payers with federal and state income tax returns for the 2018 tax year. Sites will be open between early February and mid-April 2019. For specific information on location and site hours, visit the Tax Prep Chicago website.
The 45th Ward resident's site is:
Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett
Fridays from 10 am-4 pm February 8 thru April 12
Saturdays from 9 am-12 pm February 2 thru April 13
Last year, the City of Chicago's free income tax assistance helped 20,000 families and individuals receive $30 million in tax refunds and credits. This added income not only has a direct impact on the lives of Chicago residents - it also helps sustain small businesses, strengthens neighborhoods, and infuses millions of dollars into the local economy.
For more information and to view additional locations closer to you, visit the Tax Prep Chicago website.