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Kendall County

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

at the Kendall County Food Pantry

1204A Deer Street, Yorkville IL

630.553.0473

About the Program

The Kendall County IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) offers free tax help for low- to moderate-income ($50,000 and below for families; $25,000 and below for individuals) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Certified volunteers sponsored by the United City of Yorkville and the Kendall County Food Pantry received training to help prepare basic tax returns in Kendall County. The Kendall County site is free and will be open to the public beginning January 28, 2012.  Please click here if you would like to view a flyer for this program.

Where is the Kendall County site

Kendall County's site will be located at the Kendall County Food Pantry, 1204A Deer Street in Yorkville.

Do I need an appointment?

Walk-ins are welcome; however, if you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 630.553.0473.

What are the hours of operation?

The Kendall County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program will be open during the following hours: January 28, 2012 - April 16, 2012 on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - Noon and also on Mondays from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Can I file my federal and state income tax forms at the site?

Yes. Help is available for federal e-filing and state e-filing.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Proof of identification
  • Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and dependents and/or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • Current year's tax package if you received one
  • Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • A copy of last year's federal and state returns if available
  • Bank routing numbers and account numbers for Direct Deposit
  • Total paid for daycare provider and daycare provider's tax identifying number (the provider's Social Security Number or the provider's business Employer Identification Number)
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.

What is Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?

EITC is a federal income tax credit for people who work, but don't earn much money. If you qualify, it could be worth up to $5,751 this year. So you could pay less federal tax or even get a refund. But it's not just about the money, it's about the difference it can make in your life. Download the EITC informational brochure here to find out more about Earned Income Tax Credit, your eligibility, and the benefits.

Tax Counseling for the Elderly

The Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program provides free tax help to people ages 60 and older. Trained volunteers from non-profit organizations provide free tax counseling and basic income tax return preparation for senior citizens. As part of the IRS-sponsored TCE Program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program in Yorkville through Senior Services Associates, Inc. at the Beecher Community Center, 908 Game Farm Road. Tax returns at the site are prepared on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning February 2. Appointments are required. To make an appointment call 630.553.5777. Trained and certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteer counselors will be available to help people of low-to-middle income individuals with special attention to those ages 60 and older. For more information on TCE, call 1.800.829.1040 or go to www.aarp.org.