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Tax Prep Chicago

The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services is happy to announce that the City’s Tax Prep Chicago free income tax preparation and assistance program is back!

DFSS is offering expanded in-person and digital services at 7 locations across Chicago. Please note all sites are first come, first served.

This program is more important than ever with opportunity to claim the federal and Illinois Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) as well as federal Child Tax Credit (CTC).

This year, additional populations over 18 and who have an ITIN are eligible for the Illinois EITC!

Eligible Chicagoans could receive up to $7,430 from the federal and state Earned Income Tax Credits, in addition to other credits. But many people may not claim all the credits they deserve without the help of knowledgeable preparers.

We ask for your help in informing your friends, family and others about this valuable service.

For more information about how to access the free tax assistance program, Chicagoans can:

Families earning up to $64,000 and individuals earning up to $32,000 are eligible to take advantage of the free and confidential Tax Prep assistance at eleven sites across Chicago. Volunteer tax preparers certified through IRS-approved training will assist them with federal and state income tax returns.

Most sites will be open between end of January and mid-April 2024. Please refer to the flyers and links below for specific information on site locations and hours.


Visit the IRS website at and type “free tax help” in the search box or call (800) 829-1040. 



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