February 11, 2019

Triton’s RSVP Offers Tax Counseling for Older Citizens

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of West Suburban Cook and Southern DuPage Counties, sponsored by Triton College in River Grove, once again is offering the Internal Revenue Service’s Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE), a free program for individuals age 60 and older from low- to moderate-income households.

RSVP has provided this program for more than 20 years in partnership with the IRS. Volunteer tax assistors are specially trained to help people complete their taxes. The volunteer tax assistors are individuals who are older adults as well as college-aged students. The assistance includes helping participants complete federal tax forms and the state income tax forms. All tax returns are submitted electronically once completed.

Assistance will be provided at various locations throughout the community and throughout the week, including Mondays at the Melrose Park Public Library, Tuesdays at the Elmwood Park Senior Center and beginning March 5 at the Eisenhower Public Library, Wednesdays at the Proviso Township Office in Hillside, Thursdays at the Leyden Township Carl Fiorito Center in Franklin Park, Fridays at the Seniors Assistance Center in Norridge and Saturdays at Triton College in Room R-221.

The service will be offered now through April 13 by appointment.

After participants make an appointment, they will be requested to bring with them their Social Security Benefits Statement or Social Security cards, W-2 forms from all employers, Form 1099s (interest statements from banks), a copy of last year’s tax return and any other relevant tax information.

For more information on tax assistance and to schedule an appointment, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3895.