Chicago looking for volunteers to help residents file taxes

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The city is looking for volunteers to help Chicagoans file their taxes.

The city is partnering with non-profit Ladder Up for the annual Tax Prep Chicago program, which offers free tax prep and e-filing to thousands of people in need.

Last year the program helped 17,000 families receive more than $26 million in tax refunds and credits.

Ladder Up trains volunteers to provide assistance at 15 sites across the city from February 1 through April 15, Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office said.

Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to visit www.goladderup.org/volunteer.

For more information about the program, visit www.taxprepchicago.org.
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