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Help Low-income, Working Families with their Taxes this Tax Season

Join Center for Economic Progress and Ladder Up as a volunteer tax preparer, tax site specialist, or savings coach.

Contact us to find out more, including how to access online training and sign up for fixed-time commitment volunteer shifts all over the city at a time and place that is convenient for you.

Volunteers will prepare current year, prior year, and amended income tax returns free of charge for income-eligible families.

Center for Economic Progress offers online, self-guided training and in-person tax training sessions that teach volunteers to use TaxWise software that is used to prepare returns at community tax sites.

Tax

The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) helps low-income families move from financial uncertainty to financial security. Our free tax clinic assists low-income taxpayers with tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service.

Type of engagement

Transactional

Time commitment

Completion of required training and tests (10.5 hours), then at least 10 hours during tax season.

Training and support

Online training is available and consists of several computer based modules that volunteers can complete at their convenience. One classroom training is required as well and after training, volunteers must pass a series of tests.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

preparation of tax returns

Skills and resources required

All attorneys are competent to handle this matter after the training provided.

Location

Chicago, IL

Help Low-income, Working Families with their Taxes this Tax Season

Join Center for Economic Progress and Ladder Up as a volunteer tax preparer, tax site specialist, or savings coach.

Contact us to find out more, including how to access online training and sign up for fixed-time commitment volunteer shifts all over the city at a time and place that is convenient for you.

Volunteers will prepare current year, prior year, and amended income tax returns free of charge for income-eligible families.

Center for Economic Progress offers online, self-guided training and in-person tax training sessions that teach volunteers to use TaxWise software that is used to prepare returns at community tax sites.

Tax

The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) helps low-income families move from financial uncertainty to financial security. Our free tax clinic assists low-income taxpayers with tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service.

Type of engagement

Transactional

Time commitment

Completion of required training and tests (10.5 hours), then at least 10 hours during tax season.

Training and support

Online training is available and consists of several computer based modules that volunteers can complete at their convenience. One classroom training is required as well and after training, volunteers must pass a series of tests.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

preparation of tax returns

Skills and resources required

All attorneys are competent to handle this matter after the training provided.

Location

Chicago, IL