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Filing taxes can be overwhelming, especially for working individuals and families. Evanston Public Library, in conjunction with the Center for Economic Progress and the Evanston Community Foundation, is offering free tax help for families with incomes less than $50,000 per year and for individuals with incomes less than $25,000 per year.

Evanston residents can come to the Main Library at 1703 Orrington Ave. on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5:30 and 8 p.m. through April 14, or Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. through April 16, for personalized assistance by an IRS-certified volunteer.

 The Center for Economic Progress recommends allowing at least two hours for tax preparation. The sites operate on a first-come, first-served basis. If capacity is reached, tax sites will close early.

Tax volunteers will be best able to help those who bring all W-2s and 1099s, Social Security cards, a photo ID, a copy of last year’s tax return, a bank account and routing number, a property tax bill, amount spent on college expenses, and proof of health insurance coverage.

“Connecting residents to key services like tax assistance is an important part of our work,” said Library Director Karen Danczak Lyons. “The Center for Economic Progress is a wonderful, highly skilled and respected partner,” she added.

 Anyone with questions or wishing information about closings due to weather or holidays can visit
EconomicProgress.org or call 312-252-0280.