Tax Preparation

Get your income taxes prepared by a certified volunteer through the VITA program.

The Care Center partners with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) to offer free professional tax services to families whose income is at or below $75,000. The Care Center will do your federal and state tax returns and file them electronically at no cost.


Tax preparation will be available from Saturday, February 1 to Wednesday, April 8 at the following times:

Wednesdays: 6-8:30 p.m
Fridays: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 8-11 a.m.
Sundays: 8-11 a.m.

No appointment is needed.

Numbers will be distributed one hour before the start time. Early closure may occur if we reach capacity.


We will prepare federal tax returns and the only state return we are able to complete is Illinois.


Please click on the files to the right to see a list of documents to bring with you, as well as restrictions.


If you have received a letter from the IRS regarding a return completed at the Care Center, or you have a question about your return, please call and leave your name and phone number and someone will contact you within 7 days. Call 224-512-1344.

If this is a question about where your return is, please visit and click on "where is my return?"

For questions, email [email protected].


[email protected]
(224) 512-2600

VITA Tax Preparation Hours

Wednesdays 6-8:30 p.m.
Fridays 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturdays 8-11 a.m.
Sundays 8-11 a.m.