Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois is operating its free income tax preparation and filing sites beginning January 23, 2017. Phone lines are now open to take appointments at all sites.
This will be the 8th year that Goodwill offers this service in conjunction with the IRS and the United Way of the Rock River Valley. Goodwill’s tax sites offer free tax preparation and filing to individuals and families with income less than $54,000. Goodwill’s IRS certified volunteer tax preparers will also assist community members in claiming any special credits and deductions for which they may be eligible.
“We are happy to continue this much needed program that has assisted over 12,000 residents in obtaining over $13 million in refunds that go directly back to this community”, states Jason Haller, Financial Programs Manager.
Goodwill’s free tax sites will be hosted at the following locations:
For more information or to schedule an appointment online, go to https://goodwillni.org/good-taxes/ or call (815)987-6200 (Rockford Area) or (815)375-5201 (DeKalb Area).
Goodwill is also offering Federal and State tax filing online through the My Free Taxes Program. For those who earn less than $64,000 and would like to complete their own taxes online, free of charge, they can go to http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes.
Last year, Goodwill’s tax sites served 2,636 individuals and returned over $3.5 million to the community. Additionally, the program saved participants over $419,000 in tax preparation fees.