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Illinois families encouraged to apply for Earned Income Tax Credit

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Low income individuals and families are being encouraged to apply for the newly-increased Earned Income Tax Credit this year.

The EITC is designed to help the lowest-income families in the state and is available only to those who are working. Recently the EITC was increased and is expected to save working families about $105 million a year.

The increase in the credit also helps local economies, with every dollar a family saves through the credit generating about $1.58 in local economic activity.

In order to benefit from the credit, it must be included on your tax return. Last year, ten to twenty percent of those eligible did not filed for EITC.

Also, the Illinois Department of Human Resources and the Center for Economic Tax Counseling Project is teaming up to help low-income families and individuals prepare their taxes for free. Families making less than $50,000 a year and individuals with incomes less than $25,000 a year are eligible for the service.

The following tax preparation centers are available locally:

  • Belvidere: Boone County Council on Aging - 2141 Henry Luckow Lane
    • Feb. 1 - Apr. 15, M-F 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Appointment only, call 815-554-9893
  • Cherry Valley: Cherry Valley Library - 755 East State Street
    • Feb. 1 - Apr. 15, W,Th 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Appointment only, call 815-533-5161
  • DeKalb: DeKalb Co. Community Outreach - 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road
    • Feb. 1 - Apr. 15, Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Appointment only, call 815-578-2023
  • DeKalb: DeKalb Public Library - 309 Oak Street
    • Feb. 1 - Apr. 15, Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Appointment only, call 815-589-0409
  • DeKalb: DeKalb Senior Center - 330 Grove Street
    • Feb. 1 - Apr. 15, Tuesday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Appointment only, call 815-575-4718
  • Dixon: Senior Citizens Drop-In Center - 100 West 2nd Street
    • Feb. 1 - Apr. 15, Monday & Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Appointment only, call 815-528-9236
  • Freeport: Senior Resource Center Lincoln - 1237 W. Galena Ave.
    • Feb. 1 - Apr. 15, Tu - Th 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Appointment only, call 815-523-9777
  • Machesney Park: Harlem Community Center - 900 Roosevelt Road
    • Feb. 1 - Apr. 15, Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Appointment only, call 815-563-5817
  • Oregon: Rock River Center - 810 S. 10th Street
    • Feb. 1 - Apr. 15, Tu-W 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Appointment only, call 815-573-3252
  • Rockford: Lifescape Community Services - 705 Kilburn Ave.
    • Feb. 1 - Apr. 15, Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Appointment only, call 815-596-1609
  • Rockford: Golden Agers Center - 1115 6th Ave.
    • Feb. 1 - Apr. 15, Wednesday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Appointment only, call 815-596-0407
  • Rockford: Northwestern Illinois Agency O - 111 S. Alpine Rd.
    • Feb. 1 - Apr. 15, M 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tu-Th 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., F 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Appointment only, call 815-522-4901
  • Rockford: KenRock Community Center - 3218 11th St.
    • Feb. 1 - Apr. 15, Monday & Thursday 9a.m. to 3p.m.
    • Appointment only, call 815-539-8864
  • Rockton: Talcott Free Library - 101 East Main St.
    • Feb. 1 - Apr. 15, W-Th 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Call 815-562-7511
  • Sycamore: Ideal Industries - 1000 Park Ave.
    • Feb. 1 - Apr. 15, Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Call 815-589-3173
  • Sycamore: Sycamore Methodist Church - 160 Johnson Ave.
    • Feb. 1 - Apr. 15, Wednesday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Call 815-589-2430
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