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2017 Tax Resource Guide

To help you navigate this sometimes complicated process, we have compiled a list of helpful tax resources, including where to get tax forms and help.

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Forms

Some State and Federal 2015 income tax forms are available at the library. Please call the Central Library at 847-923-3347 to inquire about which forms currently available.

Federal: 1040 | 1040A | 1040EZ | More… Publication 17: Your Federal Income Tax

Illinois: IL-1040 | IL-1040 Instr. | More

Track your federal tax refund

Track your Illinois tax refund

e-file

  • Free
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  • Quick confirmation that your return was received
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e-file options

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File Returns

Addresses of where to mail federal tax returns are found here.

Addresses of where to mail Illinois tax returns are found here.

Local IRS Office

List of IRS Offices in Illinois

Internal Revenue Service

5100 River Rd.
Schiller Park, IL 60176
(847) 737-6688
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Internal Revenue Service

2001 Butterfield Rd.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 493-5291
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Illinois Department of Revenue

List of offices

Maine North Regional Building
9511 Harrison Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 294-4200
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tax Assistance Locations

Although the Schaumburg Township District Library does not offer in-house tax assistance, there are many area locations for tax assistance.

Find a VITA site with their online locator or call (800) 906-9887. Find a VITA/TCE or AARP site with their online locator or call (888) 227-7669.

What you need to bring for free tax help.

VITA, TCE, CEDA and Low Income Tax Preparation Assistance Locations

What you need to bring for free tax help.

Schaumburg Township Tax Assistance with AARP

Schaumburg Township Senior Center

1 Illinois Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL
(847) 884-0030

  • Seniors & Disabled with moderate income
  • Must be township resident
  • Must present a picture ID, Social Security card, and couples filing jointly must both be present for the appointment
  • Appointment required
  • Federal/state returns
  • English speaking, Korean available on Fridays
  • Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays 9 am – 12 pm
  • February 1 – April 18

Willow Creek Community Care Center with VITA

67 E. Algonquin Rd..
South Barrington, IL
(224) 513-1344

  • English, Spanish
  • Monday: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • February 3 – April 10
  • See website for what you need to bring to get your taxes done
  • No appointment required

Elk Grove Park District Senior Center

225 E Elk Grove Blvd
Elk Grove Village, IL
(847) 364-7224

  • Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Fridays 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Site will be open Thursday, April 13 and closed Good Friday, April 14
  • Appointment Required
  • February 1 – April 18

Poplar Creek Public Library

1405 S. Park Ave
Streamwood, IL
(630) 483-4910

  • Sun 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Friday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Appointment Required
  • Feb. 1 – April 8

Center for Economic Progress- Elgin

Judson College Lindner Tower
500 W River Rd.
Elgin, IL 60123

  • January 21 – April 17, 2016
  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Weekend hours: Saturday. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • First come, first served
  • (Tax site closes when capacity is reached)

Tax Resources Online

•           AARP

Offers answers and advice and latest tax information (this site is mainly targeted at people age 50 and over).

•          Tax Preparation Help for Military Personnel

Military personnel and their families have access to a variety of tax preparation and filing services for free

•           1040.com

Offers forms and answers to your tax questions.

•           Taxes In-Depth

Offers answers to tax questions and provides plain and simple explanation of common tax forms, laws, and regulations.

•           MyFreeTaxes

If you qualify, MyFreeTaxes can provide easy, fast secure federal and state tax through H&R Block at Home or free in-person assistance (online or call toll-free 1 (855) 698-9435 or 855-My-Tx-Help).

•         Donations: Tax-Savings Calculator

A great tool for individuals who have made charitable contributions and are doing their own taxes.

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