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Tax Resource Guide

Where to get tax forms and help

To help you navigate this sometimes complicated process, we have compiled a list of helpful tax resources.


The library will be receiving a limited variety and number of forms this year (1040, 1040A and 1040EZ). Please call the Central Library at 847-923-3347 to inquire about the types of forms 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


  • Free
  • Faster refund
  • Quick confirmation that your return was received
  • Easy to do
  • Paper-free IRS

e-file options

FreeFile options

File Returns

Addresses of where to mail tax returns are found here.

Local IRS Office

Internal Revenue Service

5100 River Rd.
Schiller Park, IL 60176
(847) 737-6688

Monday-Friday – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 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 1-800-906-9887. Find a TCE or AARP site with their online locator or call 888-227-7669.

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

Northwest Compass (formerly CEDA Northwest)

1300 W Northwest Highway
Mount Prospect, IL

  • Call for reservations
  • English/Spanish Speaking
  • Free for those earning less than $50,000 per year, persons with disabilities, non-English speaking and the elderly

Schaumburg Township Tax Assistance with AARP

Schaumburg Township Senior Center
1 Illinois Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL


  • 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 Weds.
  • Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays 9 am – 12 pm
  • February 01 – April 10, 2015

Willow Creek Community Care Center with VITA

67 E. Algonquin Rd.
South Barrington, IL

  • Appointment required
  • English, Spanish
  • February 01 – April 13, 2015

Poplar Creek Public Library

1405 S. Park Ave.
Streamwood, IL

  • Appointment required
  • English
  • February 9 – April 12, 2015

Elk Grove Park District Senior Center

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

  • February 01 – April 13, 2015
  • Wed 8:30am-12:00pm, Fri 8:30am-12:00pm
  • Site will be open Thu, April 2 and closed Good Fri, April 3
  • Appointment Required

Gail Borden Public Library

270 N. Grove Ave
Elgin, IL 60120

  • Site Open: January 21 – April 15, 2015
  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – Tax site closes when capacity is reached
  • Weekend Hours: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – Tax site closes when capacity is reached

College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL

  • Federal/state returns
  • English/Spanish speaking
  • February 7 – April 11, 2015
  • 9 am-11:30 am, Saturdays

Tax Resources Online

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

Offers forms and answers to your tax questions.

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

Offers information, answers, and quick tips for doing your taxes.

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).

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