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Goodwill to offer free tax services to low-income DeKalb County families

Site will be open Tuesdays at NIU's Holmes Student Center

The Holmes Student Center is seen Thursday on the Northern Illinois University campus.
The Holmes Student Center is seen Thursday on the Northern Illinois University campus.

DeKALB – Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois will offer a free income tax preparation and filing site on Northern Illinois University's campus starting Jan. 29.

The Holmes Student Center, 600 Lucinda Ave., will be open from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. This marks the 10th year Goodwill has offered the free service, which is designed to help individuals and families with $54,000 or less in household income file their 2018 taxes.

According to the news release from Goodwill, the organization's IRS-certified volunteer tax assistants will help community members claim any special credits or deductions and find other ways they might be eligible for tax breaks.

To make an appointment, visit Goodwill's website or call 815-987-6200.

Goodwill also is offering a free online tax filing service called My Free Taxes for those who earn $66,000 or less; that, too, can be found on its website.

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