State of Illinois
Department of Human Services

The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) and Ladder Up will provide free income tax counseling and electronic filing for families with annual incomes less than $50,000 and individuals with annual incomes less than $25,000. Volunteer tax preparers can assist in filing federal and state income tax returns for the year 2015, and, in some cases, for prior years. Most sites will be open between January 23 and April 18, 2016. 

Note: The 2016 tax filing deadline is Monday, April 18, 2016.

El Center for Economic Progress (CEP) y Ladder Up proveerán preparación de impuestos gratis con la opción de mandar electronicamente para familias con ingresos de menos de $50,000 por año y personas solteras con ingresos de menos de $25,000 por año. Preparadores voluntarios de impuestos ayudarán a llenar la declaración de impuestos federales y estatales para el año 2015 y, en algunos casos, años anteriores. La mayoría de sitios estarán abiertos entre el 23 de Enero del 2016 y el 18 de Abril del 2016. La fecha final para presentacion de impuestos 2016 es el lunes, 18 de abril de 2016.

Free help to file your EITC claim.  If you earned less than $50,000 last year, you may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit  (EITC).

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

Social Security Card or ITIN number for everyone that appears on your return

Photo I.D.

All 2015 tax documents (W-2, 1099 forms, etc.)

Bank account and routing numbers

Proof of 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 2015

Records of college-related expenses

Copy of your 2014 tax return

QUE NECESITA TRAER:

Tarjeta original de Segura Social o ITIN para todas las personas que apareceran en su declaraci6n

Tarjeta de identificaci6n

Todos sus documentos de impuestos (W-2, 1099s,etc.)

El Segundo (o ultimo) recibo de impuestos para su propiedad pagado en el 2015

Comprobante de cobertura de seguro medico (por ejemplo, (Formas 1095-A, 1095-B, o 1095- C), o Certificado de Exenci6n

 Registros de gastos relacionados con la Universidad

 Copia de su declaraci6n de impuestos de 2014

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

Tax sites open on January 23 thru April 18, 2016 (unless otherwise noted).  ELECTRONIC FILING AVAILABLE AT ALL CEP SITES.

For more information, 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 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 Closes 4/16

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

LAWNDALE - St. Agatha's Church 3147 W Douglas Blvd. Wed, 5:30pm - 8pm

Sat, 10am - 4 pm Closes 4/16

LOOP - Center for Economic Progress (CEP) 165 N. Jefferson Mon-Thurs, 10am - 8pm Sat, 10am - 1pm

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 & Wed, 5:30pm - 8pm Tues & Thurs, 2pm - 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 9am - 12pm on the following Saturdays, unless otherwise noted: January 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16.

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 close when they reach capacity.

LOOP - Harold Washington Library 400 S. State St. 5th Floor North Sat hours: 9:30am - 12:30pm  Also open select weekdays  Closed 2/12, 2/15, 3/7

NORTHWEST - Roberto Clemente Community Academy 1147 N. Western Ave. Also open Tues, 5:30-8:30 pm, in Feb and on 4/5, 4/12  Closed Sat, 4/16

Northeastern Illinois University - 5500 N. St. Louis Ave. College of Business and Management Closed Sat, 3/26

WIC Food Center - 4622 W. Diversey Ave. Also open Sat, 1/23, and on select weekdays Closed Mon, 2/15

WIC Food Center - 3110 W. Armitage Ave. Also open Sat, 1/23

Wilbur Wright College - 4300 N. Narragansett Ave. Also open Fri, 10am-4pm, from 2/5-4/15  Closed 3/25, 3/26

SOUTH

WIC Food Center - 5332 S. Western Ave. Also open Sat, 1/23, and on select weekdays

Kennedy-King College - 6301 S. Halsted Building V Also open Fri, 10am-4pm, from 2/5 to 4/15 Closed 3/25, 3/26

Gary Comer Youth Center - 7200 S. Ingleside Ave. Open only Sat 2/6, 2/20, 2/27, 4/9

Olive-Harvey College - 10001 S. Woodlawn Ave. Closed 3/26

WEST

Austin Town Hall - 5610 W. Lake St. Sat hours: 9:30am - 12:30pm

SOUTHWEST

Benito Juarez Community Academy - 1510 W. Cermak Rd. Closed Sat, 4/16

WIC Food Center - 2400 S. Kedzie Ave. Also open Sat, 1/23

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

Tax sites are open from January 23 thru April16, 2016 (unless otherwise noted). ELECTRONIC FILING AVAILABLE AT ALL CEP SITES.

For more information, 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 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, 435 Hazel DrMon, Wed, & Thurs  5:30pm - 8pm, Sat, 10am - 1pm, Closes 4/18

EVANSTON

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

JOLIET

Spanish Community Center 309 N Eastern AveWed & 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

Father Gary Graf Center, 510 10th St., Tues & Thurs, 5:30pm - 8:00pm, Sat, 10 am - 1pm

WEST CHICAGO

Leman Middle School, 238 E Hazel St., Tues & Thurs, 5:30pm - 8:00pm, Sat, 10 am - 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 the following Saturdays, unless otherwise noted: January 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16.  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 close when they reach capacity.

AURORA

Cowherd Middle School, 441 N. Farnsworth Ave.

CICERO

Unity Junior High School, 2100 S. Laramie Ave., Also open Wed, 5:30pm- 8:30pm, in Feb and on 4/6, Closed 4/4 & 4/13  Closed Saturday 3/26

DOWNERS GROVE

DeVry Education Group, 3005 Highland Pkwy.

MELROSE PARK

Casa Experanza, 1116 N. 22th Ave.

PLAINFIELD

Plainfield Township Office, 15014 S Des Plaines Street

WAUKEGAN

Waukegan City Hall*, 100 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave  Only open in Feb and on 4/2, 4/9 and 4/16

*Check www.goladderup.org for more information on if this tax site will be open on Saturday April 16.

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/ or call the organizations below.

BLOOMINGTON/NORMAL

Bloomington-Normal VITA Foundation, (309) 452-7762

United Way of McLean County, 2-1-1; (309) 828-7383

CARBONDALE

SIU School of Accountancy, (618) 453-2289

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA

Salt & Light, 1512 W Anthony Dr, (217) 355-5654

Stevick Senior Center (AARP Tax Aide TCE Site)  (217 359 6500

CHICAGO METRO

McHenry County College, VITA Clinic, (815) 455-8744

DANVILLE

United Way of Danville Area, (217) 443-8559

DECATUR

Decatur Macon County Senior Center (AARP), (217) 429-1239

MARION

Man-Tra-Con, www.mantracon.org

Marion Senior Citizen Center (AARP), (618) 997-9019

METROEAST

(Granite City, East St. Louis, and Alton), Gateway EITC Coalition, 2-1-1; (314) 539-4062

AARP Tax Aide Sites, 2-1-1, www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide

PEORIA

METEC Housing Counseling Resource Center, (309) 676-3832 x305

Peoria Public Library North Branch (AARP), (309) 497-2100

ROCKFORD

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois, (815) 987-6200

ROCK ISLAND AND MOLINE

United Way of the Quad Cities Area, 2-1-1; (563) 344-0331

SPRINGFIELD

Springfield Community Federation, (217) 670-2259

AARP Tax Aide Sites, www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide


DHS 4039 (R-11-15) Free Tax Help  Printed by authority of the State of Illinois. 1,724,388 copies PO# 16-0673 CN 15.16