Thanks to our volunteers, partners and investors, we are helping Illinois families get a leg up this tax season. Learn more about our impact.
Partnering with Intuit and the IRS, CEP is offering a free online option for filing your tax return yourself. Learn more.
Our IRS-certified volunteers will be offering free tax help in 15 Illinois communities, starting January 23 thru April 18. Learn more.
Learn about our successes from our Progress Program. Our volunteer financial coaches support CEP participants to realize their financial dreams.
Can a restructured Earned Income Tax Credit payment improve household financial stability? Read about our policy experiment.

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Our daily to-do’s are driven by our desire to help families who feel overwhelmed as April 15 looms — and beyond.   Read More


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