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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 2018, and, in some cases, for prior years. Most sites will be open between February 2 and April 15, 2019.

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 yestatales para el año 2018 y, en algun s casos, para los años anteriores. La mayoría de los sitios estarán abiertos entre el 2 de febrero del 2019 y el 15 de abril del 2019.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

  • Original Social Security Card or ITIN for everyone that appears on your return.
  • Photo I.D.
  • All 2018 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 2018, if applicable
  • Records of education-related expenses
  • Copy of your 2017 tax return

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

Tax sites will be open from February 2nd through April 15, 2019.

For more information or closures due to holidays or weather, call 312-252-0280 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, Closed 2/18

BRIGHTON PARK, Shields Middle School, 2611 W. 48th, Tues & Thurs, 6pm - 8pm Sat, 10am - 1pm, By appointment only.  For appointments, go to: www.economicprogress.org/brighton-park

BRONZEVILLE, Oakwood Shores Senior Building, 3750 S. Cottage Grove, Community Room,Tues & Wed, 5:30pm - 8pm Sat, 10am - 1pm

LAWNDALE, UCAN, 3605 W. Fillmore  Wed, 5:30pm - 8pm  Sat, 10am - 4pm, Closed 3/2

LOOP, Harold Washington College, 30 E. Lake St., Rooms 117 & 119, Mon-Thurs, 1pm - 7pm  Fri & Sat, 10am - 2pm,Also open Mon, 1/28 - Fri, 2/1 Closed 2/18

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, Cafeteria Mon, Tues, & Thur, 5:30pm - 8pm  Sat, 10am - 1pm, Also open Mon, 1/28, Tues, 1/29, & Thur, 1/31,

Closed 2/18, 2/26, 4/2

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 February 2 through April15, 2019, unless otherwise noted. Please check www.goladderup.org for any additional dates of closure not included below.

For more information, please call 312-409-1555 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, Also open 1/29-1/31, Closed 2/12, 2/18, 3/4

NORTH WEST, WIC Food Center, 3110 W. Armitage,  Sat, 9am - 12pm 

Chicago Public Library - Richard M. Daley (W. Humboldt)  733 N. Kedzie, Sat, 10am - 1pm

WIC Food Center, 4620 W. Diversey  Sat, 9am - 12pm, Closed 2/18

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett  Fri, 10am - 4pm  Sat, 9am - 12pm 

SOUTH, WIC Food Center, 5332 S. Western  Sat, 9am - 12pm 

Kennedy-King College, 6343 S. Halsted (Building W), Room 254, Wed, 10am - 4pm  Sat, 9am - 12pm

Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S. Woodlawn  Fri, 10am - 4pm,  Sat  9am - 12pm

WEST, Chicago Public Library- Austin, 5615 W. Race  Sat. 10:00am - 1:00pm

SOUTHWEST, 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 sus documentos de impuestos (W-2, 1099s, etc.)
  • El Segundo (o último) recibo de impuestos para su propiedad pagado en el 2018
  • Comprobante de cobertura de seguro médico (por ejemplo, (Formas 1095-A, 1095-B, o 1095-C), o Certificado de Exencion
  • Registros de gastos relacionados con la Universidad
  • Copia de su declaración de impuestos de 2017

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 February 2nd through April 15, 2019.

For more info or closures due to holidays or weather, call 312-252-0280 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, 3rd floor, Mon, Wed & Thurs, 5:30 - 8pm  Sat, 10am - 1pm

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

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

WAUKEGAN/LAKE COUNTY, Catholic Charities Gary Graf Center, 914 8th St., 2nd floor, Tues & Thurs, 5:30pm - 8:00pm  Sat, 10am - 1pm

WEST CHICAGO, Leman Middle School, 238 E. Hazel St., Door #7, Tues & 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 - Outside Chicago

Tax Assistance Program sites will be open from 9am-12pm on Saturdays February 2nd through April 15, 2019, unless otherwise noted.

For more information, please call 312-409-1555 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, Only open 2/2-3/9

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

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

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

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IDHS 4039 (R-12-18) Free Tax Help  Printed by authority of the State of Illinois.  1,648,197 copies  PO# 19-0751