Center of Concern Tax Assistance Program Begins

The Center of Concern Income Tax Assistance Program offers tax help generally to people who are seniors, low-income and the disabled who earn $60,000 or less a year. Trained community volunteers can help eligible taxpayers with credits, such as the EITC, Child Tax Credit or Credit for the Elderly and processing their returns. A sliding-fee-scale to determine financial assistance “discounts” based on the family or individual’s income and family size.  Sliding-fee discounts are based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

To make an appointment or get information about the Center of Concern Income Tax Assistance Program please call 847-823-0453 or schedule an appointment online click here .

“Thanks to help from Community volunteers and Maine Township, the Center of Concern can provide this service to in the area to seniors, low-income and the disabled who need Income Tax Assistance,” said John McNabola, Executive Director of the Center of Concern.

Taxpayers need to present the following items to have their returns prepared:

  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number(ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number
  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Total amount paid for daycare services and the daycare provider’s tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number
  • Forms 1095-A, Affordable Health Care Statement, if applicable
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable