Deadline for filing 2021 Federal Income Tax is April 18, 2022!
Where's My Refund - Don't fall for Internet scams; the IRS never initiates contact by email. Check your refund status directly at the IRS site.
Where's My Illinois Refund? - Visit the Income Tax Refund Status Inquiry System to find out the status of your refund.
Coronavirus Tax Relief - information about Child Tax Credit and Stimulus payments.
Federal Forms and Publications are available for current and past years from the Internal Revenue Service site. You may also request forms by calling 1-800-TAX FORMS.
Illinois Forms can be downloaded at the Illinois Department of Revenue site. If you prefer to call, phone 1-800-732-8866.
Forms from Other States are online at the Federation of Tax Administrators site.
IRS e-file provides online filing information and links for individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and tax professionals. - The IRS will open online filing for the 2021 tax season on January 24, 2022.
IL-1040 online filing allows all Illinois individual taxpayers to file their state form online for free.
Free File Alliance is a non-profit organization that allows low-income taxpayers to file their taxes using commercial tax software for free. Income thresholds are strictly enforced, so please check requirements before using this option. For Tax Year 2021 (returns usually prepared in 2022), the income limit is $73,000.
Approved Third-Party Software by the State of Illinois - These commercial products have registered with the State of Illinois as legitimate for-profit tax preparation services, for those who'd like a bit of automated assistance while preparing their taxes online.
Tax Help In-Person
*Due to COVID-19, please call ahead before visiting any tax preparation sites in-person to be aware of the latest guidelines.
Local Tax Assistance Information for 2022 coming in January!
IRS VITA and TCE Locator - find local free tax preparation help, for those who qualify
AARP Site Locator Tool - for 2022, expect information to be updated in early February
IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers can help you with your federal forms. Check the hours and services provided before you visit.
Illinois Regional Offices offer drop-in assistance. Remember to bring all your documents with you.
Ladder Up – Tax Assistance Program (TAP) - (312) 588-6900 - Waubonsee Community College (18 S River St, Room 344 Aurora, IL 60506) • Appointments Required! • Saturdays 9AM-12PM, from January 29-April 9 • Strict income requirements o Up to $58,000 for joint returns o Up to $32,000 for individuals • All personal returns, but only certain kinds of self-employment income (ask when scheduling) • No 1099-A or 1099-C forms (unless for discharge of a credit card) • Must live and work in Illinois • Both spouses must be present to sign (or notarized Power of Attorney) for joint returns
Tax Help Websites
AARP Tax-Aide - AARP Foundation's online tax resources
IRS Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) - answers to several tax law questions specific to your individual circumstances
IRS Withholding Estimator - make sure the right amount of tax is withheld from your paycheck so you aren't surprised by a big bill at tax time
Ladder Up/Center for Economic Progress - tax help for lower-income filers both online and in-person
Tax Time Allies - provides online links for lower-income filers and lists of local help for lower-income and senior filers
Taxpayer Advocate Service - Your voice in the IRS for tax problems you can’t resolve yourself.