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The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) and Ladder Up provide free income tax preparation and electronic filing for families with annual incomes up to $55,000 and individuals with annual incomes up to $30,000. IRS Certified Volunteer tax preparers assist in filing federal and state income tax returns for tax year 2017, and, in some cases, for prior years. Most sites will be open between January 27 and April 17, 2018. Note: The 2018 tax filing deadline is Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

El Centro para el Progreso Económico (CEP por sus siglas en inglés) y "Ladder Up" proveerán preparación de impuestos gratis con la opción de mandar electrónicamente para familias con ingresos hasta $55,000 e individuos con ingresos hasta $30,000 por año. Los Voluntarios Certificados preparadores de impuestos del IRS ayudarán a llenar la declaración de impuestos federales y estatales para el año 2017 y, en algunos casos, para los años anteriores. La mayoría de los sitios estarán abiertos entre el 27 de enero del 2018 y el 17 de abril del 2018. Nota: La fecha final para la declaración de impuestos del 2018 es el martes, 17 de abril de 2018.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

  • Original Social Security Card or ITIN for everyone that appears on your return.
  • Photo I.D.
  • All 2017 tax documents (W-2, 1099 forms, etc.)
  • Checking and savings account and routing numbers
  • Information pertaining to health insurance coverage (Form 1095-A, 1095-B, 1095-C, Medicare card) or Certificate of Exemption
  • Copy of your second or final property tax bill paid in 2017, if applicable
  • Records of education-related expenses
  • Copy of your 2016 tax return

Center for Economic Progress (CEP) Sites and Hours - Chicago

Tax sites will be open from January 27 through April 17, 2018.

For more info or closures due to holidays or weather, call 312-252-0280 (Option 1 for Spanish, Option 2 for English) or visit www.economicprogress.org. Tax sites operate on a first come, first served basis and sites will close when they reach capacity.

AUBURN GRESHAM, 7811 S. Racine  Mon & Wed, 5:30pm - 8pm  Sat, 10am - 1pm

BRIGHTON PARK, Kelly High School, 4136 S. California  Tues & Thurs, 5:30pm - 8pm  Sat, 10am - 1pm  By appointment only.  To make appointment go to:  www.economicprogress.org/brighton-park

BRONZEVILLE, Dawson Technical Institute, 3901 S. State  Tues, Wed, & Thurs,  5:30pm - 8pm  Sat, 10am - 1pm

LAWNDALE, UCAN, 3605 W. Fillmore  Wed, 5:30pm - 9pm  Sat, 10am - 4pm

LOOP, Harold Washington College, 30 E. Lake St., 11th Floor  Mon-Thurs, 12 noon - 8pm  Fri, 10am - 2pm  Sat, 10am - 2pm

PILSEN, Instituto del Progreso Latino, 2570 S. Blue Island Ave.  Mon, Wed, & Thurs, 5:30pm - 8pm  Sat, 10am - 1pm

UPTOWN, Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson  Mon-Thurs, 5:30pm - 8pm  Sat, 10am - 1pm

Ready to do your taxes online? Visit economicprogress.org/freefile

Ladder Up - Tax Assistance Program Sites and Hours - Chicago

Tax Assistance Program sites will be open from January 27 through April 17, 2018, unless otherwise noted. Please check www.goladderup.org for any additional dates of closure not included below.

For more information, please call 312-409-4719 or 312-409-4318 (Spanish) or visit www.goladderup.org. Tax sites operate on a first come, first served basis and sites will close when they reach capacity.

LOOP, Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State, 7th Floor  Mon-Thur, 1pm - 7pm  Fri & Sat, 10am - 1pm  Open starting Mon, 1/22  Closed 2/12, 2/19, 3/5

NORTH WEST, WIC Food Center, 3110 W. Armitage  Tue, 5pm - 8:30pm  Sat, 9am - 12pm  Closed 4/17

Chicago Public Library - Richard M. Daley (W. Humboldt)  Sat, 9:30am - 12:30pm

WIC Food Center, 4620 W. Diversey  Sat, 9am - 12pm  Mon & Wed, 12pm - 7pm  (Closed on weekdays in March)  Open Tues, 4/17, 12pm - 7pm  Closed 2/19

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett  Fri, 10am - 4pm  Sat, 9am - 12pm  Closed 03/30, 03/31

SOUTH, WIC Food Center, 5332 S. Western  Sat, 9am - 12pm  Thur, 12pm - 6pm  (Closed on weekdays in March)

Kennedy-King College, 747 W. 63rd St. (Building V)  Sat, 9am - 12pm  Wed, 10am - 4pm  Closed 3/31

Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S. Woodlawn  Sat, 9am - 12pm  Fri, 10am - 4pm  Closed 3/30, 3/31

WEST, Chicago Public Library- Austin, 5615 W. Race  Sat. 9:30am - 12:30pm

SOUTHWEST, Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1510 W. Cermak  Sat, 9am - 12pm  Closed in March

WIC Food Center, 2400 S. Kedzie  Sat, 9am - 12pm

Plan Ahead. If you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit and/or the Additional Child Tax Credit, the IRS cannot issue your refund before February 15.

QUE NECESITA TRAER:

  • Tarjeta original de Seguro Social o ITIN para todas las personas que aparecerán en su declaración
  • Tarjeta de identificación
  • Todos los documentos de impuestos del 2017(los formularios W-2, 1099s, etc.)
  • Número de cuenta y de ruta de una cuenta bancaria
  • Comprobante de cobertura de seguro médico (por ejemplo, los formularios 1095-A, 1095-B, 1095-C, la tarjeta de "Medicare"), o Certificado de Exención
  • Copia del segundo (o último) recibo de impuestos para su propiedad pagado en el 2017
  • Registros de gastos relacionados con la Universidad
  • Copia de su declaración de impuestos de 2016

Other Tax Sites - Illinois

For up-to-date information about Illinois locations, dates and hours of free tax assistance, visit:  http://irs.treasury.gov/ freetaxprep.

Center for Economic Progress (CEP) Sites and Hours - Outside Chicago

Tax sites will be open from January 27 thru April 17, 2018.

For more info or closures due to holidays or weather, call 312-252-0280 (Option 1 for Spanish, Option 2 for English) or visit www.economicprogress.org.  Tax sites operate on a first-come, first-served basis and sites will close when they reach capacity.

AURORA, Waubonsee Community College, 18 S. River St.  Wed, 5:30pm - 8pm  Sat, 10am - 1pm

CHICAGO HEIGHTS/SOUTHLAND, Bloom Township, 425 S. Halsted St.  Mon & Wed, 5:30pm - 8pm  Sat, 10am - 1pm

ELGIN, Judson University, Lindner Tower, 500 W. River Road  Mon, Wed & Thurs, 5:30 - 8pm  Sat, 10am - 1pm

EVANSTON, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave  Tues & Thurs, 5:30pm - 8pm  Sat, 10am - 1pm

JOLIET, Joliet Public Library, 150 N. Ottawa St.  Wed. & Thurs. 5:30pm - 8pm  Sat. 10am - 1pm

SPRINGFIELD, Family Service Center, 730 E. Vine St.  Tues & Wed, 5:30pm - 8pm  Sat, 10am - 1pm

WAUKEGAN/LAKE COUNTY, Gary Graf Center, 914 8th St.  Tues & Thurs, 5:30pm - 8:00pm  Sat, 10am - 1pm

WEST CHICAGO, Leman Middle School, 238 E. Hazel St.  Tues & Thurs, 5:30pm - 8:00pm  Sat, 10am - 1pm

Ready to do your taxes online? Visit economicprogress.org/freefile

Ladder Up - Tax Assistance Program Sites and Hours - Outside Chicago

Tax Assistance Program sites will be open from 9am-12pm on Saturdays from January 27 through April 17, 2018, unless otherwise noted.

For more information, please call 312-409-4719 or 312-409-4318 (Spanish) or visit www.goladderup.org. Tax sites operate on a first-come, first-served basis and sites will close when they reach capacity.

ADDISON, Devry Education Group, 1221 N. Swift

AURORA, Cowherd Middle School, 441 N. Farnsworth Ave.

CICERO, Unity Junior High School, 2100 S. Laramie Ave.

MELROSE PARK, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-Casa Esperanza, 1116 N. 22nd Ave.  Closed 3/31

PLAINFIELD, Plainfield Township Community Center, 15014 S. Des Plaines St.

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