Tax preparation available to residents

Senate Republicans are urging eligible taxpayers to utilize the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and AARP Tax-Aide programs when filing their 2019 income taxes.

With over 300 locations across the state, working-families or elderly taxpayers can meet with a certified volunteer who can help them file their state and federal returns accurately and on time.

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs offer free tax help for individuals making $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities, taxpayers who speak limited English and individuals 60 years of age or older.

Meanwhile, the AARP’s Foundation Tax-Aide program focuses on helping low-to-moderate income individuals, with special attention to those over 50 years of age. An AARP membership is not required.

Taxpayers can search for a free tax assistance provider nearest to them by visiting the Illinois Department of Revenue’s website tax.illinois.gov

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