News

Tax Help Is Available

Tax Help Is Available

Photo: clipart.com

Illinois’ low- and moderate-income taxpayers can get free help in filing their tax returns.

Trained volunteers will help at times and locations across the state between now and Tax Day. Last year, they helped file 98,300 returns. “From those 98,300 returns that were prepared in 2013, there were over $100 million in refunds that came back here to the state of Illinois,” says Sergio Guzman of the IRS.

A benefit for taxpayers is that these volunteer tax preparers make sure that those who are eligible claim the earned income tax credit, the child tax credit and the American opportunity tax credit for college costs. Also, the service costs nothing, and the returns are filed electronically, so refunds come in a few days, and taxpayers won’t need a refund anticipation loan.

The website Tax.illinois.gov will have the times and locations at which tax help is available by the end of the month.

 

 

 

 

Recent Headlines

in Local

“Workers Comp Reform” Fails in Illinois House

illinois house

The Illinois House closed out the week with Democrats taking another whack at the governor's "Turnaround Agenda."

in Local

New University of Illinois President Visits UIS

5-22-15 timothy kileen

New University of Illinois president Timothy Killeen is reacting to published reports suggesting that community college and university presidents get some pretty expensive perks.

in Local

Legislation Helping Mahomet Aquifer Goes to Governor

water

A measure affecting water supplies in some regional communities has passed through the General Assembly.

in Local

Cubs Owner Buys More Nearby Rooftop Buildings

cubs

Cook County property tax records show that an entity controlled by the owner of the Chicago Cubs has purchased three more rooftop buildings next to Wrigley Field.

in Local

New IL Corrections Director Resigns

Seal_of_Illinois

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's choice for state prisons director has resigned just two months into the job.