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Free Tax Preparation Resources

  • The IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs offer free tax help for families making $64,000 a year or less ($32,000 for individuals), people 60 years of age or older, individuals with disabilities, and taxpayers with limited English-speaking skills.  
  • The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program provides free tax assistance, with a special focus on taxpayers over the age of 50 or who have low-to-moderate income. Availability is determined at the local or community level. AARP membership is not required to receive assistance.
  • In Chicagoland, the Ladder Up Tax Assistance Program (TAP) provides free basic tax return preparation for families earning up to $64,000 and individuals earning up to $32,000 per year.