AARP Tax-Aide, a free service to taxpayers with middle and low incomes, will be available in the library starting in February 2013. AARP volunteers will be in the library on Mondays and Fridays through mid-April. Appointments can be made for 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, and 12:00. Call the Adult Services Desk to make an appointment at 630/887-8760 ext. 239.
College of DuPage Students Can Do Your Taxes
Accounting students at the College of Dupage, supervised by faculty, will electronically prepare state and federal tax returns for free. This service is available to students, employees, and the local community.
WHEN: Saturday mornings from 9-11:30 a.m.: February 16, February 23, March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23, and April 6, 2013.
WHERE: College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, Room: BIC 1640 and BIC 1644.
Students in Accounting 2200, under the supervision of the instructors, will prepare forms 1040 IL, 1040 and Schedules A-B. They will also handle Schedule C-EZ and small schedule Ds (3items or less.)
Participants must bring their previous year’s tax returns, as well as their current-year tax information and records. For more information, call 630/942-3400.
Indian Prairie Library distributes a number of Federal and Illinois tax forms near the Adult Ask Us Desk. To order forms directly, see the information below.
Forms and Publications Online
Circuit Breaker Replaced by Benefit Access
The Illinois Circuit Breaker form has been replaced by a program called Benefit Access. Changes include the termination of Illinois Care RX and Circuit Breaker Property Tax Relief. Senior Free Transit and the License Plate discount are still available online as Benefit Access.
Hanna Benioff of Downers Grove Township will help people fill out this application. People must make an appointment by calling 630-719-6682. She only works Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The Senior Homestead Exemption is still available through Downers Grove Township.
The Woodridge Community Center will also help people with filling out the new Benefit Access program application. Bring a copy of your tax return and call ahead to make an appointment. 2600 Center Drive, Woodridge, Illinois 60517. 630-620-2424
Another source of help is the Downers Grove Park District Active Adult Center (SHIP volunteers) at 935 Maple Avenue, Lincoln Center, Downers Grove IL 60515. Phone: 630/963-1314.
The Westmont Park District 630/969-8080 and Hinsdale Community House 630/323-7500 offer assistance as well.
The state's FREE resource for benefits, information, and enrollment assistance for people with Medicare, their caregivers, and the volunteers and professionals that assist them.
The Free File program provides free federal income tax preparation and electronic filing for eligible taxpayers through a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service and the Free File Alliance LLC, a group of private sector tax software companies. Many companies offer free or paid state tax preparation and e-filing services. Some companies may not offer state tax preparation and e-file services for all states.
Other Tax Sites
Tax forms for all states for the last five years.
Federal - 800/829-1040
- Individual Returns
- Teletax Information Line, refund status, and recorded information
- Business Returns
- Forms and Publications
State - 800/732-8866
- Illinois Tax Returns (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
- Forms and Publications
IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center
2001 Butterfield Road in the Mega Site/Esplanade Building, 12th Floor
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed on federal holidays)
Downers Grove Township Tax Assessor
Search the Downers Grove Township Tax Assessor's site by address or parcel number to view tax assessments for your area. If you search by the name of a street without the house number, you can retrieve a listing of all the tax assessments on that street.