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Keep your cash.

You earned it!


The City of Chicago offers free, confidential tax help at locations across Chicago from late January through mid-April
in partnership with the Center for Economic Progress and Ladder Up. Trained volunteer tax preparers can assist you
in completing and electronically filing Federal and Illinois tax returns for the 2018 tax year and, in some cases, for
prior years. Also find out if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit (CTC), and/or
student financial aid for college!

General eligibility:
- If you are a family earning up to $55,000 or an individual earning up to $30,000, you may be eligible to take
advantage of this free service

Who is not eligible for services? Those taxpayers with:


- Income from rental property
- Form 1099-C (Cancellation of Debt) for discharged debt other than credit card
- Taxpayers that are small business owners who work from home and wish to claim the Home Office Deduction
- Other situations may apply – your specific situation will be assessed at the site

Plan Ahead. If you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and/or the Additional Child Tax Credit, the IRS
cannot issue your refund before February 15. No one can speed up your refund, and the City’s tax help is free.

For more information about how to receive free tax help, please do any of the following:
• Call the City’s 311 helpline
• Visit the City’s website at www.TaxPrepChicago.org
• Visit Center for Economic Progress at www.economicprogress.org or call (312) 252-0280
• Ready to do your own taxes for free online using TurboTax? Visit www.economicprogress.org/freefile
• Visit Ladder Up at www.goladderup.org or call (312) 409-1555
• Visit the IRS at www.irs.gov and type “free tax help” in the search box or call
(800) 829-1040 / (800) 829-4059 (TDD)

What you need to bring to all locations:

Social Security card or ITIN card/letter for Information pertaining to health insurance coverage
everyone that appears on your return (Form 1095-A, 1095-B, 1095-C, Medicare card) or
Certificate of Exemption
Photo identification
Copy of your property tax bill paid in 2018, if applicable
All 2018 tax documents (W-2, 1099 forms)
Records of education-related expenses
Checking and Savings account and routing numbers
Copy of your 2017 tax return
2019 Tax Assistance
The tax filing deadline is Monday, April 15, 2019.

LOOP SOUTH
Harold Washington College | 30 E Lake, Oakwood Shores Senior Building |
Rooms 1117 & 1119 3750 S Cottage Grove
Mon-Thur 1 PM–7 PM (Jan 28–Apr 15) Tues & Wed 5:30 PM–8 PM (Feb 5–Apr 10)
Fri & Sat 10 AM–2 PM (Feb 1–Apr 13) Sat 10 AM–1 PM (Feb 2–Apr 13)
Closed Feb 18
WIC Food Center | 5332 S Western
Harold Washington Library | 400 S State, 7th floor Sat 9 AM–12 PM (Feb 2–Apr 13)
Mon-Thur 1 PM–7 PM (Jan 29–Apr 15)
Fri & Sat 10 AM–1 PM (Feb 2–Apr 13) Kennedy-King College | 6343 S. Halsted
Closed Jan 28, Feb 1, Feb 12, Feb 18, Mar 4 (Building W), Room 254
Wed 10 AM–4 PM (Feb 6–Apr 10)
NORTH Sat 9 AM–12 PM (Feb 2–Apr 13)

Truman College | 1145 W Wilson, Cafeteria Auburn Gresham Tax Site | 7811 S Racine
Mon, Tues, & Thurs 5:30 PM–8 PM (Jan 28–Apr 15) Mon & Wed 5:30 PM–8 PM (Feb 4–Apr 15)
Sat 10 AM–1 PM (Feb 2–Apr 13) Sat 10 AM–1 PM (Feb 2–Apr 13)
Closed Feb 18, Feb 26, Apr 2 Closed Feb 18

NORTHWEST Olive-Harvey College | 10001 S Woodlawn


Fri 10 AM–4 PM (Feb 8–Apr 12)
Chicago Public Library - Richard M. Daley Branch Sat 9 AM–12 PM (Feb 2–Apr 13)
(W. Humboldt) | 733 N Kedzie
Sat 10 AM–1 PM (Feb 2–Apr 13)
SOUTHWEST
WIC Food Center | 3110 W Armitage Instituto del Progreso Latino | 2570 S Blue Island
Sat 9 AM–12 PM (Feb 2–Apr 13) Mon, Wed, & Thur 5:30 PM–8 PM (Feb 4–Apr 15)
Sat 10 AM–1 PM (Feb 2–Apr 13)
WIC Food Center | 4620 W Diversey
Mon & Wed 1 PM–7 PM (Feb 4–Apr 15) Shields Middle School | 2611 W. 48th
Sat 9 AM–12 PM (Feb 2–Apr 13) *By appointment only
Closed Feb 18 To make an appointment, visit
www.economicprogress.org/brighton-park
Wilbur Wright College | 4300 N Narragansett or call (312) 588-6900.
Fri 10 AM–4 PM (Feb 8–Apr 12) Tue & Thur 6 PM–8 PM (Feb 5–Apr 11)
Sat 9 AM–12 PM (Feb 2–Apr 13) Sat 10 AM–1 PM (Feb 2–April 13)

WEST WIC Food Center | 2400 S Kedzie


Sat 9 AM–12 PM (Feb 2–Apr 13)
Chicago Public Library – Austin Branch | 5615 W Race
Sat 10 AM–1 PM (Feb 2–Apr 13)

UCAN | 3605 W Fillmore


Mon 5:30 PM–8 PM (Feb 4–Apr 15)
Sat 10 AM–4 PM (Feb 2–Apr 13)
Closed Mar 2