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SPRINGFIELD – Tax season is upon us, and you have until April 15 to file your return. Low-to-moderate income families and senior citizens needing assistance filing their 2019 income taxes can receive free help through several trusted programs across Illinois, State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) announced Thursday.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and AARP Tax-Aide programs are providing free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in over 300 locations statewide. 

“Every dollar counts for some folks and paying someone to prepare their taxes may not be an option,” Bennett said. “Offering free tax preparation services helps seniors and families in need receive the credits and refunds they’ve earned while bypassing the high cost of a paid tax preparer.” 

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs offer free tax help for individuals making $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities, taxpayers who speak limited English and individuals 60 years of age or older.

Additionally, AARP’s Foundation Tax-Aide program focuses on helping low-to-moderate income individuals, with special attention to those over 50 years of age. An AARP membership is not required.

Illinois taxpayers can search for a free tax assistance provider closest to them by visiting the Illinois Department of Revenue’s website tax.illinois.gov.

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