Last updated: February 2013
You can get free assistance for filing your taxes. Clinics throughout the state offer tax counseling and tax return preparation for those who qualify.
The Center for Economic Progress offers free tax preparation in Illinois for:
Ladder Up offers free tax preparation in Chicago and its suburbs for:
To find your nearest tax site visit:
You should bring to your appointment: all W-2s and 1099 (if any); Social Security Cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) for all family members; copy of last year's tax return, if available; bank account and routing number to direct deposit your refund; valid photo ID.
If you worked this year, you can reduce how much federal taxes you owe or get a bigger refund if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
To learn more about the Earned Income Tax Credit read:
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