Tax Assistance

Tax Forms

AARP Tax Services

IRS Services

Ladder Up

Tax Assistance

Tax Forms

UPDATE (1/27/21): We have received all federal and state tax forms for the season.

We will distribute forms we have received and print out any requested forms (up to two copies). We cannot print out instruction booklets. Please note we cannot advise on which forms you are required to file nor how they must be completed.

To print copies of tax forms or view instructions online, please refer to the following websites.
Federal: IRS Forms and Publications
Illinois: Illinois Department of Revenue Tax Forms

There are some IRS forms that must be sent directly to the filer and cannot be printed. These include: The IRS provides online ordering for Information Returns and Employer Returns. You can also place a telephone order to 1-800-829-3676.

AARP Tax Services

UPDATE (1/4/21): In-person AARP tax preparation services for 2021 have been cancelled.

UPDATE (2/8/21): AARP Foundation's Tax Aide Locator shows four (4) AARP locations in the Chicagoland area. None of them offer in-person assistance.

Drop-Off Locations:

Evergreen Park Senior Center
3450 W. 97th St.
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
(708) 422-8776
Appointment required.
Open: 2/1/21 - 4/9/21
Mondays: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesdays: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesdays: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursdays: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Fridays: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Summit Public Library District
6233 S. Archer Rd.
Summit, IL 60501
(708) 458-1545
Appointment required.
Open: 2/22/21 - 4/9/21
Mondays: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Virtual Service:

Calumet Township Center
1900 W. 41st Ave.
Gary, IN 46408
(219) 880-4902
Appointment required.
All returns will be filed electronically. All documents scanned. Time to complete 7-10 days. Taxpayer will visit once for scanning and once to pick up completed return.
Open: 2/1/21 - 4/15/21
Thursdays: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Crown Point Library
122 N. Main St.
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 488-9150
Appointment required.
All returns will be filed electronically. All documents will be scanned on Tuesday. Completed returns will issued to taxpayer on Fridays.
Open: 2/1/21 - 4/15/21
Tuesdays: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Fridays: 9:00am - 1:00pm

IRS Tax Preparation Services

Find free online filing tools with the IRS Free File Online: Lookup Tool. Answer a few questions to determine which option is right for you.

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. Use their locator to find a provider near you.

VITA/TCE Locations

Lansing Church of Christ
17277 Wentworth
Lansing, IL 60438
(312) 307-9437
Appointment required.
Open: 2/13/21 - 4/10/21
Saturdays: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Hammond Public Library
564 State St.
Hammond, IN 46320
(219) 794-1829
Appointment required.
May be prepared offsite - requires return visit.
Open: 2/1/21 - 3/29/21
Mondays: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Ladder Up

Ladder Up's Tax Asssistance Program (TAP) offers three opportunities for tax assistance.
  1. IRS Free File Program: Ladder Up has partnered with the IRS Free File Program delivered by TurboTax to offer a free online option for filing your tax return.

  2. Virtual Tax Assistance Program: Completely free assistance via phone and email. May file current 2020 taxes and as well as 2017 back taxes.

  3. Tax Assistance Program (TAP): TAP is now a drop-off service with appointments located in River North. Note there are strict resident and income requirements for eligibility.