State of Illinois
Department of Human Services

The Center for Economic Progress 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 filling out federal and state income tax returns for the year 2014, and, in some cases, for prior years. Most sites will be open between January 20 and April 15, 2015 .

El Center for Economic Progress (CEP) y Ladder Up proveerán preparación de impuestos gratis con la opciónde mandar electronicamente para familias con ingresos demenos 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 2014 y, en algunos casos, años anteriores. La mayoría de sitios estarán abiertos entre el 20 de Enero del 2015 y el 15 de Abril del 2015.

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 - or EITC.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

  • Social Security Card or ITIN number for everyone that appears on your return
  • Photo I.D.
  • All 2014 tax documents (W-2 and 1099 Forms, etc.)
  • Bank account and routing numbers.
  • Proof of health insurance coverage for persons without a HFS Medical Card. 
  • Copy of your second or final property tax bill paid in 2014.
  • Records of college related expenses.
  • Copy of your 2013 tax return. 

QUE NECESITA TRAER:

  • Tarjeta original de Seguro Social o ITIN para todas las personas que apareceran en su declara­ci6n
  • Tarjeta de identificaci6n
  • Todos sus documentos de impuestos (W-2, 1099s,etc.)
  • Comprobante del seguro medico de las personas que no reciben Ia tarjeta medica de HFS
  • Forma 109S-A (Si usted compro a traves de healthcare.gov) o Certificado de exenci6n emitido por el mercado
  • Registros de gastos relacionados con Ia Universidad
  • Copia de su declaraci6n de impuestos de 2013

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

Tax sites are open from late January thru April 15.  ELECTRONIC FILING AVAILABLE AT ALL CEP SITES.For more information, call 312-252-0280 or visit www.economicprogress.org.  Tax sites close when capacity is reached.

AUBURN GRESHAM

Auburn Gresham Tax Site, 7903 S. Racine, Mon & Wed, 5:30pm - 8pm, Sat, 10am - 1pm, Opens 1/21

BRIGHTON PARK

Kelly High School, 4136 S. California, Tues & Thurs, 5:30pm - 8pm, Sat, 10am - 1pm, Opens 1/22

BRONZEVILLE

Dawson Technical Institute, 3901 S. State, Mon-Thurs, 5:30pm - 8pm, Sat, 10am - 1pm, Opens 1/20

LAWNDALE

Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago Inc., 3555 W. Ogden Ave., Mon & Wed, 5:30pm - 8pm, Sat, 10am - 1pm, Opens 1/26

LOOP

Harold Washington College, 30 E. Lake St., Mon-Thurs, 10am - 8pm, Sat, 10am - 1pm, Opens 1/20

PILSEN

Instituto del Progreso Latino, 2570 S. Blue Island Ave., Mon, Wed & Thurs, 5:30pm - 8pm, Sat, 10am - 1pm, Opens 1/21

UPTOWN

Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson, Mon-Thurs, 5:30pm - 8pm, Tues & Thurs 2pm - 8pm, Sat, 10am - 1pm, Opens 1/20

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 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11.

For more information, please call 312-409-1555 or 312-409-4318 (Spanish) or visit www.goladderup.org. Tax sites close when capacity is reached.

LOOP

Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St. 5th Floor North, Sat hours: 9:30am - 12:30pm, Also open select weekdays, Closed 2/12, 2/16 & 3/2

NORTHWEST

Roberto Clemente Community Academy, 1147 N. Western Ave., Also open Tues, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, from 2/3 - 4/ 14, Closed 1/24

Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave., College of Business and Management, Closed 1/24, 3/21

WIC Food Center, 4624 W. Diversey Ave., Also open 1/18 & select weekdays, Closed 2/16

WIC Food Center, 3110 W. Armitage Ave.,

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett Ave., Also open on Fri. 10am - 4 pm from 2/6 - 4/10, Closed 4/3 & 4/4

SOUTH

WIC Food Center, 5332 S. Western Ave., Also open on select weekdays

Kennedy-King College,  6301 S. Halsted, Building V, Also open on Fri 10am - 4 pm from 2/6-4/10, Closed 4/3 & 4/4

Gary Comer Youth Center, 7200 S. Ingleside Ave., Open only 1/31-2/8 & 4/11

Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S. Woodlawn Ave., Also open on Fri 10am - 4pm from 2/6-4/10, Closed 4/3 & 4/4

WEST

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

SOUTHWEST

Benito Juarez, Community Academy, 1510 W. Cermak Rd., Closed in April

WIC Food Center, 2400 S. Kedzie Ave.

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

Tax sites are open from late January thru April 15.  ELECTRONIC FILING AVAILABLE AT ALL CEP SITES.For more information, call 312-252-0280 or visit www.economicprogress.org.  Tax sites close when capacity is reached.

AURORA

Waubonsee Community College, 18 S. River St., Wed, 5:30pm - 8pm, Sat, 10am - 1pm Opens 1/24

CHICAGO HEIGHTS

Bloom Township, 425 S. Halsted St., Tues & Thurs, 5:30pm - 8pm, Sat, 10am - 1pm, Opens 1/20

ELGIN

Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Mon, Wed, & Thurs  5:30pm - 8pm, Sat, 10am - 1pm, Opens 1/21

EVANSTON

Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave, Tues & Thurs, 5:30pm - 8pm, Sat, 10am - 1pm, Opens 1/22

JOLIET

University of St. Francis, 605 Taylor St., Wed & Thurs, 5:30pm - 8pm, Sat, 10am - 1pm, Opens 1/21

SPRINGFIELD

Family Service Center, 730 E. Vine St., Wed & Thurs, 5:30pm-8pm, Sat, 10am-1pm, Opens 1/21

WAUKEGAN/LAKE COUNTY

Father Gary Graf Center, 510 10th St., Tues & Thurs, 5:30pm - 8:00pm, Sat, 10 am - 1pm, Opens 1/24

WEST CHICAGO

Leman Middle School, 238 E Hazel St., Tues & Thurs, 5:30pm - 8:00pm, Sat, 10 am - 1pm, Opens 1/22

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

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 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11.  For more information, please call 312-409-1555 or 312-409-4318 (Spanish) or visit www.goladderup.org.Tax sites close when capacity is reached.

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 4/1, Closed 4/4 & 4/8

DOWNERS GROVE

DeVry Education Group, 3005 Highland Pkwy., Closed 1/24

MELROSE PARK

Casa Experanza, 1115 N. 25th Ave.

PLAINFIELD

Plainfield Township Office, 15014 S Des Plaines Street

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

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-12-14) Free Tax Help Printed by the Authority of the State of Illinois. 1,738,883 copies PO#15-0844 CN 15.02