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Eligibility & What To Bring

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE TAX HELP?

  • Families earning up to $55,000 annually
  • Individuals earning up to $30,000 annually
  • Taxpayers that need to file an amended return (i.e. make corrections to a submitted return) or that need to file tax returns for previous years (2014-2016) are encouraged to visit a tax site in March

WHAT INFORMATION SHOULD I BRING TO A TAX SITE?

  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) for yourself, your spouse, and everyone else that appears on your tax return
  • Photo identification
  • All 2017 tax documents (W-2, 1099 forms)
  • Checking and savings account and routing numbers
  • Information pertaining to health insurance coverage for all individuals on the tax return (i.e. Form 1095-A, 1095-B, 1095-C, Medicare card) or Certificate of Exemption
  • Copy of your second or final property tax bill paid in 2017, if applicable
  • Records of education-related expenses, if applicable
  • Copy of your 2016 tax return

For taxpayers that need to visit a free tax site located outside of Chicago, please visit the websites of the City of Chicago’s nonprofit partners:

Center for Economic Progress
Sites in Aurora, Chicago Heights, Elgin, Evanston, Joliet, Waukegan, West Chicago, and Springfield

Ready to do your own taxes online using TurboTax for free? Visit www.economicprogress.org/freefile

Ladder Up
Sites in Addison, Aurora, Cicero, Melrose Park, and Plainfield


IF YOU DO NOT QUALIFY FOR FREE TAX HELP