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Volunteer tax preparer, Frank Gant works with a few Auburn Gresham tax clients to hopefully give them good news at the end of the filing process.

Ernest Sanders

Since 2004 (in partnership with the 17th and 21st Aldermanic Wards), the Center for Economic Progress (CEP), the St. Sabina Employment Resource Center (ERC), and the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) have partnered to make the tax season a mutual benefit to Auburn Gresham residents and others across the metropolitan area of Chicago.

A core value of this unique collaboration is the belief that assisting families with accessing important benefits and tax credits, will help to increase their family's financial well-being. Such a tax credit can be found in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). This credit is especially important to our clients (low income workers) because it can reduce their tax burden and again hopefully provide a positive financial oucome.

Early this year, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law tax relief credits for working families across Illinois. This new legislation now provides the largest increase of more than a decade to the Illinois' Earned Income Tax Credit.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, along with state law-makers and community members at large, signs new legislation into law giving Illinois low-income working families a greater tax benefit.

Ernest Sanders

For the past seven years, this partnership has continued to strengthen and has helped more than 9,000 families and returned over $15 million back into the pockets of Auburn Gresham families and the community.

This FREE service will be available through Monday, April 16, 2012 on the following dates and times:

  • Monday and Thursdays: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Saturdays: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Note: This FREE service is based on a first come first serve basis. So be sure to come earlier than the times listed above.

Click here for more information about the FREE service.

Keywords: 17th Ward, 21st Ward, Center for Economic Progress, Earned Income Tax Credit, Governor Pat Quinn, Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation, St. Sabina Employment Resource Center

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