Free income tax assistance still available

Not yet done your 2013 federal and state income taxes? Need help? Don't panic. Read on.

Contact the Illinois workNet Center in Arlington Heights if your annual income is $58,000 or less. Schedule an appointment with their tax coach at 723 W. Algonquin Road. Call Mary at (847) 437-1556 or email  Free helpline, call (855) 698-9435.

Taxpayers whose income is at or below $51,000 a year may contact the Willow Creek Care Center, 67 E. Algonquin Road, South Barrington. To make an appointment for preparation by certified volunteers, call (224) 512-1344 and leave a message, email, or come in person to the care center when a scheduling volunteer is available. See for the hours the care center is open. (It's closed on Fridays.)

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) office closest to Des Plaines is about five miles away, at 5100 River Road, Schiller Park. Call (847) 671-7541. Office is open 8:30- a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Come in person.

The Illinois Department of Revenue office in Des Plaines is at 9511 Harrison Avenue. Call (847) 294-4200. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Bring your completed federal income tax return.

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