AARP and the IRS are again offering free tax preparation for Senior and Special Needs Citizens with lower income. According to the program coordinator, the sites will open early February and will be taking appointments at these locations:

Kane County
Senior Services – Elgin Office
101 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin
Monday and Tuesday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Senior Services – Aurora Office
900 N Lake St. Aurora IL 60506
Monday 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM

Kendall County
Senior Services – Yorkville Office
908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville
Thursdays 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM

McHenry County sites will be taking appointments at these locations:

Algonquin Township
3702 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake
847-639-2700 Ext.7
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Wauconda Public Library
801 N. Main Street, Wauconda
Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Woodstock Public Library
414 W. Judd Street, Woodstock
815-344-3555 (call Senior Services Assoc. for an appointment)
Tuesday and Friday 9:00AM to 2:30PM

Heartland Bank
12101 Regency Pkwy., Huntley
By appointment only (All appointments must be made in person on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at the bank)
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00AM to 3:00PM

McHenry Public Library
809 N. Front St, McHenry
815-451-1578 (AARP volunteer)
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30AM to 3:15PM

Lake In The Hills Village Hall
600 Harvest Dr., Lake In The Hills
Monday 9:00AM to Noon
Friday 9:00AM to 11:00AM

This program is for Seniors 60 and over with incomes of $60,000 or under and Special Needs Citizens. The program does not cover business income, rental real estate or excessive stock sales. Both Federal and State returns are electronically filed for rapid refunds. If you used the AARP program last year, you should return to the site that did your taxes last year.

Taxpayers should bring last year’s tax return and the paperwork that went with it as well as all your 2016 documents: all W2s, 1099s, and financial statements for 2015 (Medical expenses, contributions, etc.) If you sold stock you must know what you paid for it and when. If you bought insurance through the Marketplace bring Form 1095-A with you. If you have not used AARP tax aide before, you should also bring a picture I.D. and Social Security Card for each taxpayer. All sites will close on or before April 15, 2017.