Free Tax Preparation For Seniors and Special Needs Citizens

The AARP Tax-Aide is a program co-sponsored by AARP and the IRS that is again offering free tax preparation for Senior and Special Needs Citizens with lower income.

According to the District Director, sites will open the first week in February and appointments can be made at the following locations:

McHenry County

Algonquin Township
3702 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake
847/639-2700 Ext. 7 (call for appointment)
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Woodstock Public Library
414 W. Judd Street, Woodstock
815/344-3555 (call Senior Services Assoc. for appointment)
Tuesday and Friday 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Heartland Bank
12101 Regency Pkwy., Huntley
By appointment only. Appointments must be made in person on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at the bank.
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

McHenry Public Library
809 N. Front St, McHenry
815/356-7457 (call Senior Services Assoc. for appointment)
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 am to 3:15 pm

Lake in the Hills Village Hall
600 Harvest Dr., Lake in the Hills
Monday 9:00 am to Noon & Friday 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Kane County

Senior Services Associates
101 S. Grove St., Elgin
847/741-0404 (call for appointment)
Mondays & Tuesdays from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Senior Services Associates
new address 2111 Plum St., Aurora
630/897-4035 (call for available appointment in February)

Kendall County

Senior Services Associates
908 Game Farm Rd., Yorkville
630/553-5777 (call for appointment beginning 2/7)

This program is intended for Seniors 60 and over typically with incomes of $60,000 or under and Special Needs Citizens. This year we can also file amended returns for disabled veterans who paid tax on a lump sum disability payment received in or after 1991.

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 2018 documents: all W2s, 1099s, and financial statements for 2018 (Medical expenses, contributions, etc.) If you sold stock you must know what you paid for it and when. 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 as of April 15, 2019.