Changes to Illinois 2012 Tax Forms: The Illinois Department of Revenue’s January 2012 Informational Bulletin highlights changes made to 2012 tax forms. Note that the deadline for filing 2011 taxes is April 17, 2012.

Property tax information for senior citizens can be found here.

 

Military Personnel: The Illinois CPA Society CPAs for the Public Interest offers free federal and state tax assistance and guidance to deployed or recently deployed Illinois military personnel and their families. For eligibility requirements and more information, visit www.icpas.org/militarytaxrequest.

 

City of Chicago Tax Assistance Center: If your income is less than $25,000 for an individual or $50,000 for a family, you can receive free tax preparation assistance through the City of Chicago. Sites are located across the city and are open through April 17. The nearest location for 12th District residents is at Truman College (1145 West Wilson); assistance is available Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For a full list of locations and a list of documentation to bring with you, click here.

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