ANNOUNCEMENT: Site Closures/COVID-19 Updates

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Free Tax Help Available to Chicago Residents

The City of Chicago is committed to ensuring that hardworking Chicagoans can access free tax services to file their returns and claim their tax refunds. The City of Chicago works with its nonprofit partner, Ladder Up, to offer free tax help throughout the tax season and at various points in the off-season.

Please note that due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation, all tax sites are closed and in-person services are suspended.

You can still file your taxes for free using the IRS Free File program or you can also check Ladder Up’s website to see if you are eligible to use TurboTax for free.

Please also note that the IRS extended the deadline for the regular filing season from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Please also note that if the Federal and State governments owe you a refund, there is no penalty for filing after the July 15 deadline.


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