McHenry County College will host free tax assistance for those who qualify on Wednesdays and Saturdays through April 16 (excluding March 27-April 3 spring break week). Hours are 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in Room A106 at the college, 8900 U.S. Highway 14, Crystal Lake.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Clinic prepares tax returns for individuals with incomes of less than $25,000 and families (i.e., more than one person in the home) with incomes less than $50,000.
All tax forms will be provided. Participants should bring the following: valid photo ID for main taxpayer on tax return, Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) letters for those reported on the tax return, all 2010 W2s and other income/expense documents, copy of last year's tax return, if available, and bank account information for direct deposits.
Additional Services include opening up checking and savings accounts in order to get the direct deposit refund in 10 days; prepaid debit cards, and financial aid assistance. Trained staff will help individuals complete the FAFSA form with the completion of the tax return.