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120 South LaSalle Street

Conference Room 1078

Chicago, IL 60603

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The Economic Justice Work Group invites you to a FREE training on tax-issues.

Overview

Some words - like 'butterflies', 'puppies', and 'sunshine' elicit involuntarily pleasant and joyful responses. The word 'taxes' has -- shall we say -- a different effect. Taxes are often associated with worries, stress, and concern.

However, we all have the capacity to understand how taxes work. As with any big system, knowledge is power. The more you understand - the less intimidating the system seems. As providers, we know that tax issues intersect with many of the areas on which we work.

In this training, we aim to demystify taxes and provide participants with an understanding of the tax system, tools, and tips to effectively identify tax issues, refer clients appropriately, and better navigate a complicated system.

In particular, our focus is on more effectively serving low-income communities and other vulnerable populations such as domestic violence survivors.

Our Trainers:

Eric Sternberg, Staff Attorney, Tax Clinic, Center for Economic Progress

Paul Harrison, Director, Tax Clinic, Center for Economic Progress

Featured Organization: Center for Economic Progress (http://www.economicprogress.org/)

(CEP) helps low-income, working families as a trusted provider of tax and financial services. Everything we do, from direct service to informing public policy, improves the financial stability of those we serve.

Tax Help

CEP provides low-wage workers with free, high quality tax preparation and an alternative to paid tax preparers. We serve families who make less than $55,000 and individuals who make less than $30,000. Based on these income guidelines, we can help one in three Illinois residents.

Tax Clinic

Through our tax clinic, we provide free, professional representation to low-wage taxpayers facing an IRS controversy. We also offer tax training for small businesses to establish sound business practices, build their knowledge of record keeping and self-employment tax laws.

Financial Services

We help promote financial education and sound money practices -- helping cut ties to predatory financial services. We provide year-round workshops and one-on-one financial coaching to help clients set financial goals; create a spending plan; access safe and affordable bank products like bank accounts and small dollar loans; and review and correct credit reports and improve credit scores.

Where: Conference Room 1078 at LAF. ***Please come directly to the 10th floor and follow the signs to the check-in table.***

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