What should you bring with you to receive free tax services? See checklist.

Tax Sites Near You

 

42.060709, -88.288621
Elgin
Distance: 11.66 mi
Judson University - Lindner Tower
Elgin, IL 60123
Site Open:
1/21/2017 - 4/17/2017
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)
Weekend Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)

Additional Onsite Services
Bank Accounts 
Prepaid Card: CFR Focus Card
Save part of your refund and enter to win weekly $100 prizes!   

Drop-off tax prep is an option at this site. Bring all your documents to be scanned, fill out intake forms, and return a week later to review, sign, and pick up your return.

This tax site is made possible in part by:

      

Additional investors include: EFS Foundation and the Hoffer Foundation.

41.873829, -88.202320
West Chicago
Distance: 25.24 mi
Leman Middle School
West Chicago, IL 60185
Site Open:
1/21/2017 - 4/18/2017
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)
Weekend Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)
Site will be closed on: 3/28/17 and 3/30/17

Additional Onsite Services
Bank Accounts 
Prepaid Card: CFR Focus Card

This tax site is made possible in part by:

42.341292, -87.836782
Lake County/Waukegan
Distance: 26.45 mi
Father Gary Graf Center
Waukegan, IL 60085
Site Open:
1/21/2017 - 4/18/2017
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)
Weekend Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)
Closed on Thursday, April 13.

Additional Onsite Services
Bank Accounts
Prepaid Card: CFR Focus Card
 

41.757937, -88.314875
Aurora
Distance: 32.38 mi
Waubonsee Community College
Aurora, IL 60506
Site Open:
1/21/2017 - 4/15/2017
Hours: Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)
Weekend Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)

Additional Onsite Services
Bank Accounts
Prepaid Card: CFR Focus Card
Save part of your refund and enter to win weekly $100 prizes!   

 

Free Parking
Visitors to this tax site location may park at Old Second National Bank's lot at 37 S River St. on Wednesdays, after 5 p.m. and on Saturdays, after 12 noon.   

41.880170, -87.833257
Maywood
Distance: 34.97 mi
CEP's Progress on the Go
Maywood, IL 60153
Site Open:
Progress on the Go is CEP's new mobile financial center. We've partnered with Proviso Township High School District to offer free tax help on select dates.
Hours: N/A
Weekend Hours: Saturday, 4/15/17, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (By appointment)

Make an Appointment Online

Limited walk-ins available from 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Learn more about Progress on the Go.

42.048394, -87.680031
Evanston
Distance: 35.52 mi
Evanston Public Library
Evanston, IL 60201-3505
Site Open:
1/21/17 - 04/18/17
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)
Weekend Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)

Additional Onsite Services

Bank Accounts 
Prepaid Card: CFR Focus Card

This tax site is made possible in part by: 

41.965256, -87.659017
Uptown
Distance: 38.87 mi
Truman College
Chicago, IL 60640
Site Open:
1/21/2017 - 4/18/2017
Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)
Weekend Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)
Open as normal on 4/13, 4/15, 4/17 and 4/18

Additional Onsite Services

Bank Accounts
Prepaid Card: CFR Focus Card
Save part of your refund and enter to win weekly $100 prizes!   
 

Drop-off tax prep is an option at this site. Bring all your documents to be scanned, fill out intake forms, and return a week later to review, sign, and pick up your return.

41.862279, -87.704932
Lawndale
Distance: 40.78 mi
St. Agatha’s Church
Chicago, IL 60623
Site Open:
1/21/2017 - 4/15/2017
Hours: Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)
Weekend Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)

Additional Onsite Services

Bank Accounts
Prepaid Card: CFR Focus Card

This tax site is made possible in part by:

41.845649, -87.684114
Pilsen
Distance: 42.34 mi
Instituto del Progreso Latino
Chicago, IL 60608
Site Open:
1/21/2017 - 4/17/2017
Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)
Weekend Hours: Extended hours for Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)

Additional Onsite Services

Bank Accounts 
Prepaid Card: CFR Focus Card

41.885279, -87.642322
Loop
Distance: 42.45 mi
Center for Economic Progress (Main Office)
Chicago, IL 60661
Site Open:
Money Action Days (Get free, year-round tax help and money advice)
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Select Dates in 2017 -- Wed, May 3 (note: services begin 12:30pm); Sat, May 13; Sat, June 10; Wed, June 21; Wed, July 26; Fri, Aug 11; Wed, Aug 23; Wed, Sept 20; Sat, Oct 14; Wed, Oct 25; Wed, Nov 15
Weekend Hours: None

First come, First serve

Income limits apply: $55,000 for family, $30,000 for individuals  

CEP's tax and financial experts will be on hand to provide the following free services:

• Preparing both federal and state tax returns for current year 2016 and prior years 
• Help filing amended returns for both federal and state tax returns 
• Tax Clinic consultations and screenings by legal professionals 
• Credit building from expert Credit Geeks 
• Access to prepaid debit cards 
• Schedule an appointment for assistance with applying for or renewing an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (also known as an ITIN, PIN, Tax ID or Taxpayer ID) 
• Referrals to a CEP financial coach

See checklist of what to bring for free tax help.

41.886050, -87.626846
Loop
Distance: 43.08 mi
Harold Washington College
Chicago, IL 60601
Site Open:
1/21/2017 - 4/18/2017
Hours: Mon: 4/17, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Tues: 4/18, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)
Closed Thursday, April 13 thru Saturday, April 15.

Additional Onsite Services

Bank Accounts: First Midwest Bank
Prepaid Card: CFR Focus Card
Save part of your refund and enter to win weekly $100 prizes!   

 

41.818612, -87.695117
Brighton Park
Distance: 43.10 mi
Kelly High School
Chicago, IL 60632
Site Open:
1/21/2017 - 4/18/2017
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)
Weekend Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)

Additional Onsite Services

Bank Accounts 
Prepaid Card: CFR Focus Card

Drop-off tax prep is an option at this site. Bring all your documents to be scanned, fill out intake forms, and return a week later to review, sign, and pick up your return.

This tax site is made possible in part by:

41.823696, -87.626389
Bronzeville
Distance: 45.61 mi
Dawson Technical Institute
Chicago, IL 60609
Site Open:
1/21/2017 - 4/18/2017
Hours: Monday thru Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)
Weekend Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)
Closed on Thursday, April 13 and Saturday, April 15.

Additional Onsite Services

Bank Accounts 
Prepaid Card: CFR Focus Card
Save part of your refund and enter to win weekly $100 prizes!   
 

Drop-off tax prep is an option at this site. Bring all your documents to be scanned, fill out intake forms, and return a week later to review, sign, and pick up your return.

41.751945, -87.653583
Auburn Gresham
Distance: 47.78 mi
Auburn Gresham Tax Site
Chicago, IL 60620
Site Open:
1/21/2017 - 4/17/2017
Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)
Weekend Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)

Additional Onsite Services

Bank Accounts 
Prepaid Card: CFR Focus Card
Save part of your refund and enter to win weekly $100 prizes!   
 

41.530523, -88.075288
Joliet
Distance: 49.84 mi
Spanish Community Center
Joliet, IL 60432
Site Open:
1/21/2017 - 4/15/2017
Hours: Wednesday & Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)
Weekend Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)

Additional Onsite Services
Bank Accounts: First Midwest Bank
Prepaid Card: CFR Focus Card

Drop-off tax prep is an option at this site. Bring all your documents to be scanned, fill out intake forms, and return a week later to review, sign, and pick up your return.

41.523313, -87.635349
Southland/Chicago Heights
Distance: 60.32 mi
Bloom Township
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Site Open:
1/21/2017 - 4/17/2017
Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)
Weekend Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)
Tax site is closed on Monday, Feb. 13 & 20.
Additional Onsite Services
Bank Accounts: First Midwest Bank
Prepaid Card: CFR Focus Card
Save part of your refund and enter to win weekly $100 prizes!   
 
39.788233, -89.646339
Springfield
Distance: 181.83 mi
Family Service Center
Springfield, IL 62703
Site Open:
1/21/2017 – 4/18/2017
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)
Weekend Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)

Additional Onsite Services
Bank Accounts 
Prepaid Card: CFR Focus Card