McHenry County Seniors Free Tax Preparation Assistance Locations


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

According to the District Director for McHenry County Tax sites will open on or about the week of February 6th and 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


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 appointments 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
815-451-1578 (scheduler – AARP volunteer)
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30AM to 3:15PM


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


This program is designed for Seniors 60 or over 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.

Taxpayers must bring last year’s tax return and the paperwork that went with it as well as all your 2017 documents: all W2s, 1099s, and financial statements for 2017 (Medical expenses, contributions, etc.) If you sold stock you should know what you paid for it and when. You must also bring a picture I.D. and Social Security Card for each taxpayer. All sites will close on or before of April 16, 2018.