Illinois families saved more than $3 million in 2016 by using our free tax services over a paid tax preparer.

Making an Impact in 2016

Our daily to-do’s are driven by our desire to help families who feel overwhelmed as April deadline looms — and beyond. Since 1990, we helped nearly 400,000+ families, returning more than half a billion dollars in refunds and saved fees.

For the 2016 tax season, we put  nearly $29 million back into the pockets of Illinois families— helping families put food on the table and save for the future. 

See our Tax & Financial Services Highlights to see how we're helping hard-working, low-income families achieve financial stability.

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